Species of Thailand

Spotted giant flying squirrel

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)

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Petaurista elegans distribution

Range Map

Distribution map of Spotted giant flying squirrel, Petaurista elegans in Thailand
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Petaurista elegans in Thailand