Natural History


NATURAL HISTORY OF THE WILD SUGAR GLIDER

ORIGINS

  

History

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Classifications & Subspecies

Scientific Name: Animalia
Rank: Kingdom

Scientific Name: Chordata
Rank: Phylum

Scientific Name: Gnathostomata
Rank: Subphylum

Scientific Name: Mammalia
Rank: Class

Scientific Name: Marsupialia
Rank: Subclass

Scientific Name: Diprotodontia
Rank: Order

Scientific Name: Petauridae
Rank: Family

Scientific Name: Petaurus
Rank: Genus

Scientific Name: breviceps
Rank: Species

Common Name(s):

Sugar Glider, Sugar Squirrel, Lesser Flying Squirrel, Lesser Glider, Lesser Flying Phalanger

Rank: Common Name(s)

Taxnomy:

The subspecies of P. breviceps:


  1. P. b. breviceps (Waterhouse, 1839) Victoria, South Aus, NSW, Qld & Tasmania (red)
  2. P. b. longicaudatus (Longman, 1924) Queensland (blue)
  3. P. b. ariel (Gould, 1842) Northern Territory to WA ( Dark green)
  4. P. b. flavidus (Tate & Archbold, 1935) Southern New Guinea (yellow)
  5. P. b. papuanus (Thomas, 1888) Northern New Guinea (pink)
  6. P. b. tafa (Tate & Archbold, 1935) Owen Stanley Range (light green)

 

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References:

  • Biochemical Systematic Studies In The Genus Petaurus (Marsupialia, Petauridae)Dj Colgan And Tf Flannery (Australian Journal Of Zoology 40(3) 245 - 256) 1992
  • Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Possums of the World, A monograph of the Phalangeroidea: T Flannery (1994)
  • Mammals of the south-west Pacific and Moluccan Islands: T Flannery (1995)


HABITAT

  • Environment & Distribution
  • Colonies
  • Nesting

WILD DIET

  • Foliage - types of trees, how they feed etc
  • Insects
  • other information

BEHAVIOUR

  • Colony and individual Behaviour
  • Gliding
  • Predators

REPRODUCTION



Last Edited February 14, 2008



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