Petaurista

noun

Pet·​au·​ris·​ta
ˌpetȯˈristə
: a genus of large Asiatic flying squirrels some of which may reach a length of 18 inches excluding the long bushy tail

Word History

Etymology

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 25 Jul. 2024.

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