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Formosan Giant Flying Squirrel

Petaurista philippensis

Description:

臺灣最大型的飛鼠,體型較大,頭部渾圓,全身長滿紅褐色細毛其中間雜黑色的毛, 頭與軀幹長45~50公分 ,成鼠重約 1.2公斤。尾長約46~49公分 ,尾基部與體背同色,越接近尾端即轉變成黑色。 最大的特徵便是位於體側的飛行皮膜(翼膜),從前肢手腕延伸至後肢之髁關節處;為一種特化的構造,便於在森林之間飛翔。最愛吃血藤的葉片。很容易發脾氣,生氣時會用雙爪或門牙攻擊對方。

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1 Comment

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Amazing!

林賢哥
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林賢哥

Yilan City, Taiwan

Spotted on Mar 7, 2011
Submitted on Apr 30, 2011

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