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Northern flying squirrel
(Glaucomys sabrinus)
walrus
Description
They are nocturnal, arboreal rodents. They have thick light brown or cinnamon fur on their upper body and greyish on the flanks and whitish underneath. They have large eyes and a flat tail and long whiskers, common to nocturnal mammals. Flying Squirrels do not actually fly, they glide using a patagium (a thin membrane extending between the body and a limb to form a wing or wing-like extension).
Dimensions
They measures from 9 to 12 inches long, and their weight can range from 3.5 to 8 oz.
Diet
They eat mushrooms fungi (truffles) of various species, although they also eat lichens, mushrooms, all mast-crop nuts, tree sap, insects, carrion, bird eggs and nestlings, buds and flowers.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit forests, woodlands, alpine and subalpine habitats. They can be found from the treeline in Alaska and Canada southward in the west to northern California and Colorado, in the middle of the continent to central Michigan and Wisconsin, and in the east to northern North Carolina and Tennessee.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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