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Petaurista philippensis (Indian giant flying squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Indian Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista philippensis, Gujarati: ઉડતી ખિસકોલી) - alternatively referred to as 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. \t\t \t\t\t'Indian Giant Flying Squirrel Dahod. jpg \t\t\t ratan mahal, dahod
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
18
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.88
EDGE Score: 1.93

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.64 lbs (1.65 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  56 grams
Gestation [1]  46 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Weaning [1]  3 months 1 day

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cardamom Mountains rain forests Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Indochina dry forests Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Chao Phraya lowland moist deciduous forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Eastern highlands moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests Bhutan, India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Coniferous Forests
Guizhou Plateau broadleaf and mixed forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hainan Island monsoon rain forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Irrawaddy dry forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy moist deciduous forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Luang Prabang montane rain forests Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Malabar Coast moist forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests Myanmar, India, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Myanmar coastal rain forests Myanmar, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
North Western Ghats montane rain forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeast India-Myanmar pine forests India, Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests China, India, Bhutan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern Annamites rain forests Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Thailand-Laos moist deciduous forests Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle subtropical forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle temperate forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northern Vietnam lowland rain forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Red River freshwater swamp forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
South Taiwan monsoon rain forests Taiwan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South Western Ghats montane rain forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeast Tibet shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southern Annamites montane rain forests Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka montane rain forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Taiwan subtropical evergreen forests Taiwan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tonle Sap freshwater swamp forests Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tonle Sap-Mekong peat swamp forests Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bawangling National Nature Reserve V 10693 Hainan, China  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No

Prey / Diet

Actinodaphne longifolia[2]
Alniphyllum pterospermum[2]
Ardisia sieboldii[2]
Artocarpus heterophyllus (jackfruit)[3]
Castanopsis cuspidata (Japanese Chinquapin)[2]
Cryptocarya chinensis (Chinese Cryptocarya)[2]
Cullenia exarillata[3]
Diospyros morrisiana[2]
Engelhardia spicata[2]
Ficus racemosa[3]
Ficus superba (Sea Fig)[2]
Glochidion acuminatum[2]
Ilex ficoidea[2]
Lindera communis[2]
Lithocarpus hancei[2]
Lithocarpus harlandii[2]
Lithocarpus uraianus[2]
Machilus japonica[2]
Machilus thunbergii[2]
Machilus zuihoensis[2]
Meliosma squamulata[2]
Schefflera heptaphylla[2]
Toxicodendron succedaneum (wax tree)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alcippe morrisonia (Grey-cheeked Fulvetta)2
Alophoixus pallidus (Puff-throated Bulbul)1
Anorrhinus tickelli (Brown Hornbill)1
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)1
Arborophila chloropus (Green-legged Partridge)1
Bandicota indica (greater bandicoot rat)1
Callosciurus erythraeus (Pallas's squirrel)1
Callosciurus finlaysonii (Finlayson's squirrel)1
Chalcophaps indica (Common Emerald Dove)1
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)1
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)1
Funambulus layardi (Layard's palm squirrel)1
Galloperdix bicalcarata (Sri Lanka Spurfowl)1
Garrulax cinereifrons (Ashy-headed Laughingthrush)1
Garrulax leucolophus (White-crested Laughingthrush)1
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)1
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)1
Iole propinqua (Grey-eyed Bulbul)1
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)1
Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant)1
Loriculus vernalis (Vernal Hanging Parrot)1
Loris tardigradus (slender Loris)1
Macaca cyclopis (Taiwan macaque)3
Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)1
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)1
Megalaima faiostricta (Green-eared Barbet)1
Moschiola meminna (Indian spotted chevrotain)1
Nycticebus coucang (slow Loris)1
Paradoxurus zeylonensis (Golden Palm Civet)1
Petaurista leucogenys (Japanese giant flying squirrel)1
Petinomys fuscocapillus (Travancore flying squirrel)1
Pteropus dasymallus (Ryukyu flying fox)1
Pycnonotus melanicterus (Black-crested Bulbul)1
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)1
Rhizomys pruinosus (hoary bamboo rat)1
Trachypithecus johnii (hooded leaf monkey)1
Trachypithecus vetulus (purple-faced leaf monkey)1
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)1
Turdoides rufescens (Orange-billed Babbler)1

Predators

Bubo nipalensis (Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl)[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bannerghatta Biological Park
San Diego Zoolylei
Singapore Zoological Gardenslylei

Range Map

Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2FOOD AVAILABILITY AND FOOD HABITS OF INDIAN GIANT FLYING SQUIRRELS (PETAURISTA PHILIPPENSIS) IN TAIWAN, CHI-CHIEN KUO AND LING-LING LEE, Journal of Mammalogy, 84(4):1330-1340, 2003 3Nandini, R., and N. Parthasarathy. "Food habits of the Indian giant flying squirrel (Petaurista philippensis) in a rain forest fragment, Western Ghats." Journal of Mammalogy 89.6 (2008): 1550+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 July 2014. 4Predation by Forest Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis on Mouse Deer Moschiola meminna, Nandini R, Indian Birds Vol. 1 No. 5 (September-October 2005), p. 119-120
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011