flying-phalanger

flying phalanger

noun
any of various small phalangers of Australia and New Guinea, having a parachutelike fold of skin on each side of the body to give gliding assistance in leaping.
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flying phalanger
 
n
Also called: glider any nocturnal arboreal phalanger of the genus Petaurus, of E Australia and New Guinea, having black-striped greyish fur and moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs

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