Significance to humans

Petaurus breviceps are currently becoming more and more popular as pet species, with a varying degree of adequacy in husbandry techniques. There is some welfare concern about this, and imports from New Guinea might be illegal and of future conservation concern.

A squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) foraging at night in eastern Australia. (Photo by Tom McHugh/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

1. Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps); 2. Yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis); 3. Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri ); 4. Striped possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata). (Illustration by Bruce Worden)

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