Sci·​urop·​ter·​us | \ ˌsī(y)əˈräptərəs \

Definition of Sciuropterus

: 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

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History and Etymology for Sciuropterus

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

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“Sciuropterus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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