Feathertail glider

The world’s smallest gliding mammal, named because of its long feather-shaped tail

Hogan, L

The feathertail glider is also known as the pygmy gliding possum and flying mouse, native to Australia.

Since it is only around the size of a tiny mouse, it was regarded as the world’s smallest gliding mammal. This species is relatively omnivorous, feeding on nectar, pollen, and arthropods. Feathertail gliders are also tree-living goes on the ground to forage. Like other gliding animals, the feathertail glider has a patagium that runs between the fore and hind legs.

They are found across the eastern seaboard of the Australian continent, from northern Queensland to Victoria and the extreme south-eastern South Australia.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Australia
LC
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No