Carolina Northern Flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The northern flying squirrel is a small nocturnal gliding mammal some 26O to 3O5 millimeters (1O to 12 inches) in total length and 95-14O grams (3-5 ounces) in weight. It possesses a long, broad, flattened tail (8O percent of head and body length), prominent eyes, and dense, silky fur. The broad tail and folds of skin between the wrist and ankle form the aerodynamic surface used for gliding. Adults are gray with a brownish, tan, or reddish wash on the back, and grayish white or buffy white ventrally. Juveniles have uniform dark, slate-gray backs, and off-white undersides. The northern flying squirrel can be distinguished from the southern flying squirrel by its larger size; the gray base of its ventral hairs as opposed to a white base in the southern species; the relatively longer upper tooth row; and the short, stout baculum (penis bone) of the males.
- States/US Territories in which the Carolina Northern Flying squirrel, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: North Carolina , Tennessee , Virginia
- US Counties in which the Carolina Northern Flying squirrel, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|07/01/1985||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|07/01/1985||50 FR 26999 27002||Determination of End. Status for 2 Kinds of Northern Flying Squirrel; 50 FR 26999-27002|
|09/21/2007||72 FR 54057 54059||5-Year Review of 16 Southeastern Species|
|12/30/1982||47 FR 58454 58460||Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species|
|11/21/1984||49 FR 45880 45884||Proposed End. Status for 2 Kinds of Northern Flying Squirrel; 49 FR 45880- 45884|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/24/1990||Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|09/21/2007||72 FR 54057 54059||5-Year Review of 16 Southeastern Species||
|06/28/2013||Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation|
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