Biak glider

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Biak glider[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Petauridae
Genus: Petaurus
Species: P. biacensis
Binomial name
Petaurus biacensis
Ulmer, 1940
Biak Glider Distribution.jpg
Biak glider range

The Biak glider (Petaurus biacensis) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. It is endemic to the Schouten Islands in the western region of Papua Province, Indonesia.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Biak, Supiori and Owi Isles.[3]

Appearance[edit]

The Biak glider ranges in length from 130-150 millimeters and weighs 79-100 grams.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 55. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Salas, L., Dickman, C. & Helgen, K. (2008). Petaurus biacensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ Wilson & Reeder's Mammal Species of the World: Taxonomic Browser : Petaurus biacensis; Smithsonian Institution
  4. ^ Qual, Adrian Di. "Gliders @ UNSW - Biology and Conservation." Gliders @ UNSW - Biology and Conservation. The University of New South Wales, 15 Dec. 2008.

External links[edit]

  • Taxonomic status MSW - Current as of November 16, 2005 - Retrieved 07:58, 19 October 2012 (UTC)