: a genus of flying squirrels including only the polatouche of northern Europe and Asia and occurring in several geographic races but formerly including all the smaller Old and New World flying squirrels compare glaucomys , petaurista

Word History


New Latin, from Greek skiouros squirrel + New Latin -pterus

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“Sciuropterus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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