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Hylopetes winstoni

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha
Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Sciurinae
Tribus: Pteromyini
Genus: Hylopetes
Species: Hylopetes winstoni


Hylopetes winstoni Sody, 1949

Vernacular names
English: Sumatran flying squirrel


* IUCN link: Hylopetes winstoni (Sody, 1949) (Critically Endangered)
* Hylopetes winstoni on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

The Sumatran Flying Squirrel (Hylopetes winstoni) is a flying squirrel only found on the island of Sumatra. It is listed as data deficient on the IUCN red list. Originally discovered in 1949, it is known only from a single specimen. It is a nocturnal, arboreal creature, spending most of its life in the canopy. The Sumatran Flying Squirrel is threatened by a restricted range and habitat loss due to logging. Unlike most other flying squirrels, it does not have a membrane connecting to its tail.

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