Sciuropterus

noun

Sci·​urop·​ter·​us
ˌsī(y)əˈräptərəs
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Sciuropterus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sciuropterus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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