Biak glider

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Biak glider[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Petauridae
Genus: Petaurus
Species: P. biacensis
Binomial name
Petaurus biacensis
Ulmer, 1940[3]
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The Biak glider (Petaurus biacensis) is a species of marsupial in the family Petauridae. It is endemic to the Schouten Islands in the western region of Papua Province, Indonesia. It was formerly considered to be a subspecies of Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider).[2]

Distribution[edit]

Biak, Supiori and Owi isles.[4]

Appearance[edit]

The Biak glider ranges in length from 130–150 mm (5.1–5.9 in) and in weight from 79–100 g (2.8–3.5 oz).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 55. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Leary, T.; Wright, D.; Hamilton, S.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Bonaccorso, F.; Salas, L.; Dickman, C. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Petaurus biacensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Ulmer, Jr., Frederick A. (1940). "Zoological results of the Denison-Crockett South Pacific expedition for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1937–38. Part VI. A new race of the New Guinea short-headed Flying Phalanger from Biak Island". Notulae Naturae of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia. 52: 1–3.
  4. ^ Wilson & Reeder's Mammal Species of the World: Taxonomic Browser : Petaurus biacensis; Smithsonian Institution
  5. ^ Di Qual, Adrian (15 December 2008). "Gliders @ UNSW - Biology and Conservation". Gliders @ UNSW - Biology and Conservation. The University of New South Wales.

External links[edit]

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