Definition of Petaurista
1. Noun. Very large Asiatic flying squirrels.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Petauristidae, Subfamily Petauristidae
Member holonyms: Flying Cat, Flying Marmot, Petaurista Petaurista, Taguan
Lexicographical Neighbors of Petaurista
Literary usage of Petaurista
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Primates by Henry Ogg Forbes (1897)
"The members of this group have a distinct nose-spot of white, red, or blue. I. THE LESSER WHITE-NOSED GUENON CERCOPITHECUS petaurista. ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"P. Peronii (Peron's petaurista). Body brown above, white beneath ; parachute above brown, varied with gray, legs white ; end of tail white. ..."