Gliding Mammals of the World
Csiro Publishing, 2012 - 215 pàgines
The world's gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the gliding possums of Australia and New Guinea.
Gliding Mammals of the Worldprovides, for the first time, a synthesis of all that is known about the
biology of these intriguing mammals. It includes a brief description of each species, together with a distribution map and a beautiful full-color painting.
An introduction outlines the origins and biogeography of each group of gliding mammals and examines the incredible adaptations that allow them to launch themselves and glide from tree to tree.
* Includes distribution maps of all species and subspecies.
* Each species is accompanied by a beautiful colour painting to show their distinctive features and wonderful diversity in size, color and shape.
* Includes an explanation of how gliding mammals glide.
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animals Anomalurops Anomalurus appears Australia Belomys Belomys pearsonii Borneo buff Burma China colour colugos Diet Distribution ears Ecology Eupetaurus extinct FAMILY Feathertail Glider female forest fossil g Subspecies Galeopterus variegatus Galeopterus variegatus borneanus Galeopterus variegatus peninsulae genus Giant Flying Squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus Glaucomys volans volans gliding mammals gliding membrane Greater Glider grey habitat hairs hectares hind Hylopetes alboniger Hylopetes spadiceus Idiurus India Island Galeopterus variegatus Island Petaurus breviceps known Least Concern limbs Malay Peninsula marsupial metres nest non-gliding North northern occurs ofthe patagium Petauridae Petaurista alborufus Petaurista elegans Petaurista petaurista Petaurista philippensis Petaurus breviceps Petaurus breviceps papuanus Petaurus norfolcensis Petinomys phayrei possums Province Pteromys volans volans rainforest region Reproduction rufous Scaly-tailed Flying Squirrel SCIURIDAE SCIURIDAE Description Siberian Flying Squirrel South Southern Flying Squirrel species of gliding Squirrel Glider Status Sugar Glider Sumatra tail Thailand tree Trogopterus xanthipes underparts upper western