sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps

aruk (inh -)
abmor (inh -)
nyaalu (minha -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh
The sugar glider or "flying squirrel", Petaurus breviceps (family Petauridae), is a smallish blue-grey to brown-grey marsupial. It has membranes on each side of the body from the fifth finger to the first toe which it extends to glide from tree to tree. This gliding allows it to efficiently exploit its preferred diet of tree nectar and pollen.

They usually live in social groups of up to seven adults and vigorously defend their clan territory.

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