Japanese dwarf flying squirrel
name = Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel
status = LR/lc | status_system = IUCN2.3
image_width = 200px
genus = "
species = "P. momonga"
binomial = "Pteromys momonga"
binomial_authority = Temminck,
1844The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel ("Pteromys momonga", Japanese: モモンガ: momonga) is a type of flying squirrel.
Its body is 14–20cm long and the tail length is 10–14cm. It weighs 150–220g. It is much smaller than the
Japanese giant flying squirrelwhich can reach 1500g. Its back is covered with grey brown hair, and its belly is white. It has large eyes and a flattened tail.
It inhabits sub-alpine forests in Japan. It is nocturnal, and during the day it rests in holes in trees. It eats seeds, fruit, tree leaves, buds and bark. It can leap from tree to tree using a gliding membrane.
It faces threats from habitat destruction.
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