Genus & Species: Petaurus breviceps
Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago, and northern and eastern Australia.
Forested areas where they can glide from tree to tree.
Nocturnal and very active.
Omnivorous but sap, nectar and other plant parts make up 75% of their diet. Animal food includes small lizards, insects and their larvae, and spiders. During spring and summer, they eat primarily insects such as moths and beetles; during fall & winter, they eat on plant products such as eucalyptus sap and pollen.