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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