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Species profile—Petaurus breviceps sensu lato (sugar glider)


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

Photo of Petaurus breviceps sensu lato (sugar glider) - Queensland Government,1989
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Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Petauridae (Striped Possum and Wrist-winged Gliders)
Scientific name
Petaurus breviceps sensu lato (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
Superseded by
Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider)
Petaurus ariel (savanna glider)
Petaurus notatus (Krefft's glider)
Alternate name(s)
sugar squirrel
lesser glider
lesser flying phalanger
short-headed phalanger
lesser flying squirrel
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status

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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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Last updated
8 March 2022
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