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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Black flying squirrel

Binomial name: Aeromys tephromelas, Albert G√ľnther, 1873

The black flying squirrel or large black flying squirrel (Aeromys tephromelas) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia;

its habitat is primary and secondary forests and gardens where it uses tree hollows. It feeds on fruits, nuts and other vegetable matter. It is likely not threatened and is adaptable to habitat loss. Black flying squirrels tend to have smaller populations than other squirrels because female black flying squirrels breed infrequently and have a small litter size of just one young.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Aeromys
Species
Aeromys tephromelas

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)

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Aeromys tephromelas

Range Map

Distribution map of Black flying squirrel, Aeromys tephromelas in Thailand
Range map of Aeromys tephromelas in Thailand