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Definition of the noun flying phalanger
What does flying phalanger mean as a name of something?
- nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonyms of flying phalanger: flying opossum / flying squirrel
- more generic words: opossum / phalanger / possum = small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
- more specific term: flying mouse = tiny flying phalanger
- member of: genus Petaurus / Petaurus = a genus of Phalangeridae
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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 ...
by ROBERT CHAMBERS
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
The 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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