Found along Great Dividing Range from central Cape York to
near Stawell in Vic. Occurs mostly in dry sclerophyll forests on inland slopes
and nearby riverine corridors. Threatened in southern part of its range (Vic
& NSW) by habitat fragmentation. Nocturnal, arboreal and can glide up to
90m. Constructs a leaf nest in hollows. Eats arboreal arthropods, nectar,
pollen and manna sap, nestlings and eggs.
Difficult to distinguish from the smaller Sugar Glider which
sometimes, unlike the Squirrel Glider, has a white tail tip. Both species occur
in this region.
|Petauridae (Wrist-winged Gliders, Striped Possum & Leadbeater's Possum)
|A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Menkhorst & Knight