Carolina Northern Flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

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
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1985-07-01 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1984-11-21 00:00:00.0 49 FR 45880 45884 Proposed End. Status for 2 Kinds of Northern Flying Squirrel; 49 FR 45880- 45884
1985-07-01 00:00:00.0 50 FR 26999 27002 Determination of End. Status for 2 Kinds of Northern Flying Squirrel; 50 FR 26999-27002
1982-12-30 00:00:00.0 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
2007-09-21 00:00:00.0 72 FR 54057 54059 5-Year Review of 16 Southeastern Species

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1990-09-24 Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2007-09-21 72 FR 54057 54059 5-Year Review of 16 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
2013-06-28 Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Carolina Northern Flying squirrel.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Carolina Northern Flying squirrel.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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