Virginia northern flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus)
This squirrel has a brown dorsal pelage, distinguished by slate-colored belly hairs. The species coat is dense, soft, and grayish-brown. The tail is broad, horizontally flattened, and there are membranes (patagia) between the fore and hind legs. The eyes are prominent, large and blackish. The squirrel has a length between 11 and 12 in. (approximately 290 mm), and weighs between 4 and 6.5 ounces (100-185 grams).
- States/US Territories in which the Virginia northern flying Squirrel, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Virginia , West Virginia
- US Counties in which the Virginia northern flying Squirrel, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Virginia northern flying Squirrel, Wherever found is known to occur:
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1985-07-31||Northeast Region (Region 5)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|1990-09-24||Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|2001-09-06||Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels Recovery Plan Update; Amendment to Appendix A - Guidelines For Habitat Identification and Management For Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus||Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display||Final|
|2006-05-19||Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel 5-Year Review|
|2007-12-01||Final PDM plan for WNNFS|
|2007-10-09||Virginia northern flying squirrel Draft PDM plan|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Virginia northern flying Squirrel.
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Habitat Conservation Plan for the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel: Recreation and Infrastructure Expansion at Snowshoe Mountain|
|Snowshoe Mountain Resort (Camp Wilderness), Intrawest|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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