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Flying Phalanger

Definition of the noun flying phalanger

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  1. nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body

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Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

by Murray Wrobel

Greater Gliding Possum; Greater Gliding Opossum; Dusky Gliding Opossum; Greater Flying Phalanger; Dusky Glider; Dusky Gliding Possum d Großflugbeutler;Riesenflugbeutler; Riesengleitbeutler f ...



Flying Phalanger, or Flying Opossum ( Petaurus), a genus of marsupials, natives of New Guinea and Australia, where they are called Flying Squirrels, Sugar- squirrels, &e. Nearly allied to the Phalangers, they are distinguished by a hairy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolution (2009)

by Stanley A. Rice

Small, eating seeds Marsupial mouse Mouse Climbs trees Cuscus Lemur Glides from trees Flying phalanger Flying squirrel Small, hopping Bandicoot Rabbit Large herbivore Kangaroo Deer Feline form Tasmanian cat Bobcat Canine form ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia, a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1884)

FLYING PHALANGER, or FLYING OPO'S- SUM (Petaurus), a genus of marsupial quadrupeds, containing several species, natives of New Guinea and of Australia, where they are generally called Squirrels or Flying Squirrels. They are nearly ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1864)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The flying phalanger (P. taguanoides, Desm.) has broad, short, and rounded ears , densely hairy externally ; the membrane extends to the elbow ; the tail is cylindrical, longer than the head and body ; fur long and soft ; general color above ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer

Group odors are exemplified by some rodents, the marsupial flying phalanger, and honeybees. See hive odor; marking behavior; pheromone). Group selection Selection among groups of interbreeding organisms within a species, as opposed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Flying Phalanger. See PHALANGER. Flying-squid, a squid of the genus Ominostreplies, having two large lateral fins, which enable it to leap so ...

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