Travancore flying squirrel

Travancore flying squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Pteromyinae
Species : Petinomys fuscocapillus

 

The Travancore flying squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Travancore flying squirrel
A young / baby of a Travancore flying squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Travancore flying squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
India and Sri Lanka

Facts about the Travancore flying squirrel

Travancore Flying Squirrel or Petinomys fuscocapillus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Though the presence of the endangered species, Small travancore flying squirrel is recorded from Periyar, the Large flying squirrel is more frequently seen. (Full text)

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