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Petaurus breviceps Waterhouse 1839 (sugar glider)

Osteichthyes - Diprotodontia - Petauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234627

Alternative combination: Petaurus (Belideus) breviceps

Synonyms: Petaurus (Belideus) notatus Peters 1859 (no. 234628), Petaurus kohlsi Troughton 1945 (no. 234630)

Belongs to Petaurus according to M. J. Smith 1973

Sister taxa: Petaurus (Belideus), Petaurus (Petaurella), Petaurus (Petaurula), Petaurus gracilis, Petaurus norfolcensis

Subtaxa: Petaurus breviceps ariel, Petaurus breviceps biacensis, Petaurus breviceps breviceps, Petaurus breviceps flavidus, Petaurus breviceps longicaudatus, Petaurus breviceps papuanus, Petaurus breviceps tafa

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Ecology: arboreal insectivore-frugivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 34.0, fibula length 40.1, humerus length 27.3, radius length 33.9, scapula length 14.1, skull 34.1 x 24.4, tibia length 40.9, ulna length 37.9

Estimated body mass: 201.4 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length