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Two names? Brevicapus or brevicaps? CONFUSION HELP!
Two names? Brevicapus or brevicaps? CONFUSION HELP!
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Jul 28 2020
10:28:21 AM
Hi everyone!

When I joined this forum, I had "found out" the latin name of sugar gliders was Petarus brevicapus. abut, every day, i see less and less of this and more and more of Petarus breviceps.

So.. What are they called, and what's going on? Are both right?

Thank you.

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Jul 28 2020
12:02:17 PM
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hello, sugar gliders used to be one species, Petaurus breviceps (I never seen brevicapus used anywhere to be honest).
Now it has been split into 3 species P. breviceps (true sugar gliders), P. notatus (Krefft's gliders) and P. ariel (Savanna gliders), which species is effectively raised in captivity remains to be verified (according to the descriptions, most likely both sugar and Krefft's gliders).

Edited by - sjusovare on Jul 28 2020 12:02:52 PM
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Jul 30 2020
08:37:08 AM
Petarus brevicapus fan Joey Petarus brevicapus fan's Journal Norway 13 Posts
I guess one can't always trust Wikipedia They have fixed it now though. To bad I cant change my profile name now.. Guess it's wrong!!
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Two names? Brevicapus or brevicaps? CONFUSION HELP!

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Sugar Gliders
Two names? Brevicapus or brevicaps? CONFUSION HELP!