Significance to humans

Most species of flying squirrel are highly cryptic and even when living in populated areas often go completely unnoticed by humans. Giant flying squirrels are hunted for food across parts of their range and can become pests of fruit crops in some plantations.

1. Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans); 2. Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans); 3. Hose's pygmy flying squirrel (Petaurillus hosei); 4. Red giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista). (Illustration by Brian Cressman)

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