Definition of flying squirrel in English:

flying squirrel

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noun

  • A small squirrel that has skin joining the fore- and hindlimbs for gliding from tree to tree.
    • Subfamily Pteromyinae, family Sciuridae (many species in SE Asia, northern Eurasia, and North America), and family Anomaluridae (several species in Africa; see also scaly-tailed squirrel)
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    • There are three basic body forms in squirrels: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels.
    • Capture success (percentage of traps containing squirrels) across the study was highly seasonal for both flying squirrels and red squirrels.
    • Besides working on lorises, she has studied ruffed lemurs, flying squirrels, opossums, civets, and several species of bats.

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