General Description

Upper body parts grey, underparts white. Tail long, thin and feather-shaped. Gliding membrane of skin between the elbow and the ankle. Body up to 8 cm, tail up to 10 cm.


Feathertail Gliders are the world's smallest gliding possum, weighing about 14 g. Their food includes insects and pollen. They are rarely seen because they spend most of their time in the trees 20 metres or more above ground. Occasionally they can be spotted at night with a bright torch but can be hard to see as they often freeze in the spotlight.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Eucalypt forests.

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