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Species profile—Petaurus norfolcensis (squirrel glider)


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

Photo of Petaurus norfolcensis (squirrel glider) - Thomson, B.,Bruce Thomson

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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Petauridae (Striped Possum and Wrist-winged Gliders)
Scientific name
Petaurus norfolcensis (Kerr, 1792)
Common name
squirrel glider
Type reference
Kerr, R. (1792). The Animal Kingdom, or zoological system, of the celebrated Sir Charles Linnaeus; Class I. Mammalia. London: J. Murray & R. Faulder Vol. 1 Pt 1 xl 400 pp. 9 pls [270]
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
flying squirrel
squirrel flying phalanger
squirrel flying opposum
sugar squirrel
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status

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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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Last updated
8 March 2022
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