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Sciuropterus volans Linnaeus 1758 (southern flying squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233644

Alternative combinations: Glaucomys volans, Mus volans

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Sciuropterus according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Petauristodon jamesi, Petauristodon mathewsi, Petauristodon minimus, Petauristodon pattersoni, Petauristodon uphami, Sciuropterus gaudryi, Sciuropterus russicus, Sciuropterus jourdani

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 1.57 x 1.71, femur length 29.7, humerus length 25.2, skull 34.5 x 22.0, tibia length 33.7, ulna length 29.0

Estimated body mass: 124.5 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length