sugar glider

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Petaurus breviceps
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sugar glider ‎(plural sugar gliders)

  1. Petaurus breviceps, an omnivorous gliding arboreal marsupial, endemic to mainland Australia and New Guinea, and introduced to Tasmania in 1835.
    • 2003, Chris Pinney, The Complete Home Veterinary Guide[1], page 510:
      As with other exotic pets, sound husbandry is essential for captive sugar gliders to flourish.
    • 2005, C. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, Life of Marsupials[2], page 209:
      As in the eastern pygmy possum (van Tets and Hulbert 1999), this is reflected in a very low nitrogen requirement in sugar gliders (Smith and Green 1987), and probably all sap feeders.
    • 2012, Robin Nixon, Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS[3], 2nd edition, O'Reilly, page 557:
      The animals on the cover of Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS are sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps). Sugar gliders are small, gray-furred creatures that grow to an adult length of six to seven-and-a-half inches. [] This ensures that of the group will know when an outsider approaches; group members will fight off any sugar glider not bearing their scent.

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