The Grey-headed Flying Fox is native to Australia. It has a dark grey body, a light grey head, and a red collar of fur. It is unique among flying foxes because it's fur extends to its ankles. As adults, these bats have a wingspan of 1 metre and the maximum weight is 1 kilogram. It relies on it's eyesight to find food, therefore having larger eyes.
Bats are the only known mammals that are able to have a sustained flight. Here are a few:
Little Brown Bat (Myotis Lucifugus)
Mega Bat/Fruit Bat (Pteropodidae)
Petaurus is a family of six arboreal marsupials. here are all six of them:
Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)
Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis)
Biak Glider (Petaurus biacensis)
Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis)
Yellow-Bellied Glider (Petaurus australis)
Northern Glider (Petaurus abidi)
The Sugar Glider is nocturnal gliding possum that is now a popular house pet. It's name is derived from it's prefered foods: sugary nectar and it's ability to glide from tree to tree. It is able to do so because, like most gliding mammals, it has a membrane that stretches from fingers to ankles.
It is found in Australia, New Guinea, some Indonesian Islands, and was introduced to Tasmania.
The Flying Squirrel is a family of 44 squirrels. They are not able to fly like birds, but can glide from tree to tree because of a membrane that stretches from fingers to ankles. They are actually nocturnal, which means that they sleep in the daytime and come out of their nests at night to eat and avoid day-hunting birds.
They are found throughout North America.
The Feathertail Glider, also known as the pygmy gliding possum, pygmy glider, pygmy phalanger, flying phalanger, and flying mouse, is a species of *marsupial that is originally from Australia and is the smallest gliding mammal in the world. It is quite recognisable because of it's long tail shaped like a feather.
The Feathertail Glider is found all around Australia.
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