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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Indian giant flying squirrel

Binomial name: Petaurista philippensis, Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1839

The Indian giant flying squirrel (Petaurista philippensis) - alternatively referred to as the large brown flying squirrel or the common giant flying squirrel - is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Petaurista
Species
Petaurista philippensis

Common names

  • English:
    • Indian giant flying squirrel
    • Large brown flying squirrel

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Range map of Petaurista philippensis in Thailand