General Description

Body fur grey with a dark stripe along the middle of the head and along the back. Underparts white. End of tail black. Gliding membrane of skin between the elbow and ankle. Body up to 23 cm, tail up to 30 cm.


Squirrel Gliders can glide for up to 50 m between trees and steer by moving their tail or legs. Their calls sound similar to honking. Like other possums, they suffer from the predation of owls, goannas and domestic cats.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Dry woodlands.

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