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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Spotted giant flying squirrel

Binomial name: Petaurista elegans, Salomon Müller, 1840

The spotted giant flying squirrel (Petaurista elegans) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam and Thailand.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English:
    • Spotted giant flying squirrel
    • Lesser giant flying squirrel
    • Grey-headed flying squirrel

Synonyms

  • Petaurista caniceps, John Edward Gray (1842)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Petaurista elegans distribution

Range Map

Distribution map of Spotted giant flying squirrel, Petaurista elegans in Thailand
Range map of Petaurista elegans in Thailand