Groove-toothed flying squirrel

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Groove-toothed flying squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Aeretes
G. M. Allen, 1940
A. melanopterus
Binomial name
Aeretes melanopterus

The groove-toothed flying squirrel or North Chinese flying squirrel (Aeretes melanopterus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Aeretes.[citation needed] It is endemic to China, and occurs in Sichuan, Gansu, Hebei, and Beijing. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Smith, A. T. & Johnston, C. H. (2008). "Aeretes melanopterus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.