There is little known information regarding life span in the wild or in captivity for this species. The average generation length is estimated to be 3.3 years. (Clayton, 2020)
Currently there is no known information regarding home range for this species.
Generally, arboreal mammals with gliding abilities such as (Hanski, 1998)can avoid terrestrial predators by remaining high in trees. Flying squirrels use canopies of trees as a method of concealment from predators. No predators are currently known for this species.
The impacts of (Thorington Jr, et al., 2012)have not been well researched, but many frugivorous squirrels contribute to seed planting and dispersal.
Ward Chapman (author), Portland State University, Ashley Contreras (author), Portland State University, Kathryn DeWilde (author), Portland State University, Tyler Mohrmann (author), Portland State University, Dana Sheets-Nichols (author), Portland State University, Tanya Dewey (editor), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Referring to an animal that lives in trees; tree-climbing.
having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.
uses smells or other chemicals to communicate
animals that use metabolically generated heat to regulate body temperature independently of ambient temperature. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a (now extinct) synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Convergent in birds.
forest biomes are dominated by trees, otherwise forest biomes can vary widely in amount of precipitation and seasonality.
an animal that mainly eats fruit
an animal that mainly eats seeds
An animal that eats mainly plants or parts of plants.
having the capacity to move from one place to another.
active during the night
found in the oriental region of the world. In other words, India and southeast Asia.
rainforests, both temperate and tropical, are dominated by trees often forming a closed canopy with little light reaching the ground. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.
reproduction that includes combining the genetic contribution of two individuals, a male and a female
uses touch to communicate
the region of the earth that surrounds the equator, from 23.5 degrees north to 23.5 degrees south.
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