One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small squirrel that has skin joining the fore- and hindlimbs for gliding from tree to tree.
Subfamily Pteromyinae, family Sciuridae (many species in SE Asia, northern Eurasia, and North America), and family Anomaluridae (several species in Africa; see also scaly-tailed squirrel)
- ‘Everything from saber-toothed carnivores and wolves to flying squirrels and anteaters were produced independently.’
- ‘Besides working on lorises, she has studied ruffed lemurs, flying squirrels, opossums, civets, and several species of bats.’
- ‘There are three basic body forms in squirrels: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels.’
- ‘An artist's impression illustrates feathered wings, which researchers believe the dinosaur used to glide from tree to tree, much like flying squirrels do today.’
- ‘Capture success (percentage of traps containing squirrels) across the study was highly seasonal for both flying squirrels and red squirrels.’
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