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Definition of Sciuropterus volucella
Sciuropterus volucellaFlying squirrel Fly"ing squir"rel (? or ?). (Zo["o]l.)
One of a group of squirrels, of the genera Pteromus and
Sciuropterus, having parachute-like folds of skin extending
from the fore to the hind legs, which enable them to make
very long leaps.
Note: The species of Pteromys are large, with bushy tails,
and inhabit southern Asia and the East Indies; those of
Sciuropterus are smaller, with flat tails, and inhabit
the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America. The
American species (Sciuropterus volucella) is also
called Assapan. The Australian flying squrrels, or
flying phalangers, are marsupials. See Flying
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