Petaurista

noun Pet·au·ris·ta \ ˌpetȯˈristə \

Definition of Petaurista

:a genus of large Asiatic flying squirrels some of which may reach a length of 18 inches excluding the long bushy tail

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Origin and Etymology of petaurista

New Latin, from Latin petaurista ropedancer, from petaurum stage or springboard used by ropedancers (modification of Greek peteuron platform, roost) + -ista -ist; akin to Greek petesthai to fly


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