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GliderPetaurus breviceps

Sugar Glider at Campbell, ACT

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Petaurus breviceps at Campbell, ACT - 25 Sep 2016
Petaurus breviceps at Campbell, ACT - 25 Sep 2016

Identification history

Glider Petaurus breviceps 27 Sep 2016 Unknown or Disabled
Glider Petaurus norfolcensis 25 Sep 2016 SilkeSma

Author's notes

Total length from nose to tip of tail was 38cm. I couldn't find out how this one had died, no obvious injuries.

3 comments

   25 Sep 2016
Oh no! Poor little friend...
Unknown or Disabled wrote:
   27 Sep 2016
Sugar gliders and squirrel gliders can be difficult to tell apart in a photo like this, but it is most likely to be the more abundant sugar glider. Body measurements might have enabled a more confident identification of species.
SilkeSma wrote:
   27 Sep 2016
Hang on, going to dig it up from the compost again.....Ok, body 17cm, tail 21cm. Oh, the lengths we biologists go to......

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25 Sep 2016 5:56 PM Recorded on
  • SilkeSma Recorded by
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