Squirrels and relatives I

Flying squirrels (Pteromyinae)

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Sciurognathi Family Sciuridae Subfamily Pteromyinae

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Small to medium rodents with large bushy tails often dorso-ventrally flattened; all species possess furred gliding membranes connecting the fore and hind limbs

Size

Number of genera, species

14 genera; 43 species

Habitat

Forest, woodlands, plantations, parkland, and cliffs

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 4 species; Vulnerable: 1 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 11 species

Distribution

Northern Europe, north, south, and southeast Asia, and North America

Distribution

Northern Europe, north, south, and southeast Asia, and North America

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