Large black flying squirrel

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Large black flying squirrels
Temporal range: Recent
Black flying squirrel, Aeromys tephromelas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Tribe: Pteromyini
Subtribe: Pteromyina
Genus: Aeromys
Robinson & Kloss, 1915

Aeromys tephromelas
Aeromys thomasi

Large black flying squirrels[citation needed] (genus Aeromys) form a taxon of squirrels under the tribe Pteromyini. They are only found in South-east Asia.


There are two species of large black flying squirrels:


  • 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.