Northern Glider Petaurus abidi

Northern Glider Petaurus abidi

Northern Glider Petaurus abidi

Critically Endangered

Papua New Guinea

The Northern Glider is known only from Mount Somoro, and adjacent areas, in the Torricelli Mountains of north-western Papua New Guinea. This species has been found in primary, mid-montane tropical moist forests. It is also known from rural gardens close to forest (Flannery 1995).

The Northern Glider is threatened by heavy deforestation due to human encroachment (i.e., conversion to gardens), and by hunting for meat by local people.

IUCN Red list

The Northern Glider, is a rare gliding mammal critically endangered on @IUCNRedList #PapuaNewGuinea. Support this animal with a #Boycott4Wildlife of supermarket brands sending them #extinct #artistcommunity


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Further Information

iucn-rating-critically-endangered

Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Salas, L., Dickman, C. & Helgen, K. 2016. Petaurus abidi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16726A21959298. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T16726A21959298.en. Downloaded on 04 February 2021.

Gliding Mammals of the world

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