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Order Diprotodontia

Family Petauridae

Scientific Name

Petaurus breviceps

Thumbnail Description

Its large eyes help it to see at night

Size and Weight

Adults:

TOTAL-LENGTH: 24 to 30 cm (12–13 inches)

WEIGHT: (males) 140 g (females) 115 g

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 0.2 g

Habitat

Dry sclerophyll forest, acacia scrub, Eucalpyt, Acacia

Distribution

Eastern mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea

Diet

Acacia gum, eucalyptus sap, manna, honeydew, lerp

Reproduction

1 – 2

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

9 years (wild) 12 years (captivity) 17.8 years max.

Speed

Unknown

Home Range

0.5 ha

Predators

Kookaburras, goannas, snakes, quolls, feral cats (Felis catus)

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Arboreal, nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern