Definition of Flying phalanger
1. Noun. Nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body.
Generic synonyms: Opossum, Phalanger, Possum
Group relationships: Genus Petaurus, Petaurus
Specialized synonyms: Flying Mouse
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flying Phalanger
Literary usage of Flying phalanger
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... teeth are sharp and of insectivorous type. The pigmy flying* phalanger feeds on honey from flowers and insects. FIG. 2.—Squirrel Flying-Phalanger ..."
2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"See also Flying-Phalanger. The word is sometimes used instead of Opossum, where precise accuracy is desired, but its popular use in Australia is rare. ..."
3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(The Bordered flying phalanger.) Size of the brown Rat; ash coloured above, ... (The Hairy-footed flying phalanger.) A reddish-grey; front of the ears and ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... flying phalanger (P. ... i~ --' habits with tho Yellow-bellied Flying-Phalanger described M"7 In its affinities it ..."
5. Fur-bearing Animals in Nature and in Commerce by Henry Poland (1892)
"GREAT flying phalanger OR OPOSSUM. Petaurus australis. This nocturnal animal is very diversified in colour; the general hue is a light brown or grey with a ..."
6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... they resemble flying squirrels in appearance and habits. The flying phalanger (P. ... has broad, short, and rounded ears, flying phalanger ..."