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Species profile—Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Petauridae (Striped Possum and Wrist-winged Gliders) → Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Petauridae (Striped Possum and Wrist-winged Gliders)
Scientific name
Petaurus breviceps (Waterhouse, 1838)
Common name
sugar glider
Type reference
Waterhouse, G.R. (1838). Some skulls of the flying opossums (Petaurista). The Athenaeum 580, 880. [8 Dec 1838]
WildNet taxon ID
36760
Synonym(s)
Petaurus breviceps breviceps
Petaurus breviceps longicaudatus
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=36760

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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