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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History and Etymology for 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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“Petaurista.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Petaurista. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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