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Species profile—Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider)


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

Photo of Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider) - Queensland Government,1989
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Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Petauridae (Striped Possum and Wrist-winged Gliders)
Scientific name
Petaurus breviceps Waterhouse, 1839
Common name
sugar glider
Type reference
Waterhouse, G.R. (1839). Observations on certain modifications observes in the dentition of the flying opposums (of the genus Petaurus of the authors) Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1838: 149-156 [152]
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
sugar squirrel
lesser glider
lesser flying phalanger
short-headed phalanger
lesser flying squirrel
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Conservation significant
Pest status

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

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

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