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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Feathertail Glider Distribution & Habitat Physical & Social Characteristics Interesting facts (Acrobates pygmaeus) double click to change this header text! Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Infraclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Suborder: Phalangerida Family: Acrobatidae Genus: AcrobatesSpecies: A. pygmaeus Found in most treedhabitats of Eastern Australia includingrainforests, backyardsand parks. Has a mouse-sized body with grey-brown fur on the back anda white underside. The distinctive tail is quill-like and hairless except for a fringe of long stiff hairs down either side that resemble a feather. Head-body length: 6.5-8 cmTail length: 7-8 cmWeight: 10-15 grams The feathertail glider was featured on the Australian 1-cent coins whichwere later used to make bronzemedals for 2000 Sydney Olympics. They can glide up to 25 meters. They have the ability to run up vertical planes of glass Feathertail gliders are usuallysilent, but when distressedthey will hiss. Can live in large groups of up to 30 individuals They are known to nest inartificial nest boxes such aselectric meter boxes andtelephone junction boxes Diet consists of insects, plantexudates, pollen, honeydew,nectar, and seeds Predators include ghost bats,owls, kookaburras, lizards,snakes, dogs and cats They are marsupials - the females carry the newborns in a pouch. AKA: Pygmy Glider, Flying Mouse, Pygmy Feathertail Possum They pend up to 87% of their time in trees atheights > 15 m Not a threatened species
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