Sumatran flying squirrel

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Sumatran flying squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Hylopetes
Species: H. winstoni
Binomial name
Hylopetes winstoni
(Sody, 1949)

The Sumatran flying squirrel (Hylopetes winstoni) is a flying squirrel only found on the island of Sumatra. It is listed as data deficient on the IUCN red list. Originally discovered in 1949, it is known only from a single specimen. It is a nocturnal, arboreal creature, spending most of its life in the canopy. The Sumatran flying squirrel is threatened by a restricted range and habitat loss due to logging. Unlike most other flying squirrels, it does not have a membrane connecting to its tail.


  1. ^ Ruedas, L.; Duckworth, J. W.; Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). "title". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 

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