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Pteromyini  Brandt, 1855
Taxonomic Serial No.: 930209

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Tribe  
  Synonym(s): Pteromyinae Brandt, 1855
    Petauristinae Miller, 1912
  Common Name(s): flying squirrels [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilySciuridae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – squirrels, marmots, chipmunks  
                                        SubfamilySciurinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           TribePteromyini Brandt, 1855 – flying squirrels  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Aeretes G. M. Allen, 1940  
                                              Genus Aeromys Robinson and Kloss, 1915 – Large Black Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Belomys Thomas, 1908  
                                              Genus Biswamoyopterus Saha, 1981  
                                              Genus Eoglaucomys A. H. Howell, 1915  
                                              Genus Eupetaurus Thomas, 1888  
                                              Genus Glaucomys Thomas, 1908 – American flying squirrels, New World Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Hylopetes Thomas, 1908 – Arrow-tailed Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Iomys Thomas, 1908 – Horsfield's Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Petaurillus Thomas, 1908 – Pygmy Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Petaurista Link, 1795 – Giant Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Petinomys Thomas, 1908 – Dwarf Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Pteromys G. Cuvier, 1800 – Eurasian Flying Squirrels 
                                              Genus Pteromyscus Thomas, 1908  
                                              Genus Trogopterus Heude, 1898  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Robert S. Hoffman / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Sciuridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 754-818   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Pteromyini, flying squirrels [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Squirrels of the World   
  Page(s): vii + 459   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0469-9   
  Reference for: Pteromyini   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Flying squirrels are considered a monophyletic group (Thorington 1984) contrary to Black (1963) and Hight et al. (1974). Paleontological evidence (Mein, 1970; Bruijn and Uenay, 1989) has suggested they are not members of the Sciuridae, but molecular studies by Mercer and Roth (2003) and by Steppan et al. (2004) strongly support the view that they are the sister group of the Sciurini. Both morphological studies (Thorington et al., 2002) and molecular studies (Mercer and Roth, 2003) support d...  



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