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Petaurus norfolcensis (Squirrel Glider)

Wikipedia Abstract

The squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) is a nocturnal gliding possum. The squirrel glider is one of the wrist-winged gliders of the Petaurus genus.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
23
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.56
EDGE Score: 2.26

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  405 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Nectarivore, Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  20 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  15 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  4 months 2 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Lamington National Park II 50970 Queensland, Australia
Maria National Park II 5735 New South Wales, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

Prey / Diet

Eucalyptus carnea[3]
Eucalyptus fibrosa (Red Ironbark)[3]
Eucalyptus racemosa (Snappy Gum)[3]
Eucalyptus seeana (Narrow-leaved red gum)[3]
Eucalyptus siderophloia (northern gray ironbark)[3]
Eucalyptus tereticornis (forest redgum)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Apiomorpha baeuerleni1
Apiomorpha conica1
Apiomorpha dipsaciformis1
Apiomorpha duplex1
Apiomorpha excupula1
Apiomorpha frenchi1
Apiomorpha karschi2
Apiomorpha ovicola2
Apiomorpha pedunculata2
Apiomorpha pileata2
Apiomorpha strombylosa1
Apiomorpha variabilis1
Chionaspis formosa1
Ctenochiton eucalypti1
Lachnodius eucalypti (Redgum pit scale)1
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot)1
Opisthoscelis maskelli1
Opisthoscelis spinosa1
Petauroides volans (Greater Glider)1
Pseudococcus eucalypticus1
Pteropus conspicillatus (spectacled flying fox)1

Predators

Ninox strenua (Powerful Boobook)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Choristopsylla tristis[5]
Hepatozoon petauri <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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David Fleay Wildlife Park
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Healesville Sanctuary
 norfolcensis
Perth Zoological Gardens
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Taronga Zoonorfolcensis

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3FEEDING BEHAVIOUR OF THE SQUIRREL GLIDER IN REMNANT HABITAT IN BRISBANE, MATT DOBSON, ROSS L. GOLDINGAY AND DAVID J. SHARPE, Australian Mammalogy 27: 27-35 (2005)
4Diet and habitat of the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) living near Melbourne, Elizabeth Lavazanian, M. App. Sc. thesis, Deakin University (1996)
5International Flea Database
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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