Petaurista

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Petaurista
Petaurista petaurista.JPG
Petaurista petaurista
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Sciurinae
Tribe: Pteromyini
Genus: Petaurista
Link, 1795

Petaurista is a genus of rodent in the family Sciuridae. Squirrels in this family are generally large nocturnal flying squirrels.

It contains the following species, listed alphabetically:[1]

Two new species have been described in 2007 and 2009 from Arunachal Pradesh:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petaurista, MSW3
  2. ^ Choudhury, A. U. (2007). A new flying squirrel of the genus Petaurista Link from Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. Newsletter and Journal of the Rhino Foundation for Nat. in NE India. 7: 26-32.
  3. ^ Choudhury, A. U. (2009). One more new flying squirrel of the genus Petaurista Link, 1795 from Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India. Newsletter and Journal of the Rhino Foundation for Nat. in NE India. 7: 26-34.