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Volume 10 | Number 2 | November 2021 v10i2.267 volume 10 number 2 copy


Volume 10 | Number 2 | November 2021
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 24 May 2021
Accepted date: 9 September 2021
Published date: 22 November 2021
Pp. 135–137

Gliding behaviour of Indian giant flying squirrel (Petaurista philippensis)

D. Barthwal*, A.K. Jangid & N. Dharaiya
*E-mail: diksha.b1608@gmail.com

The Indian giant flying squirrel or large brown flying squirrel, Petaurista philippensis (Elliot, 1839) is one of 13 gliding squirrel species found in India. Nocturnal by nature, they have ability to glide up to 150 m. We studied its gliding habit in the human-modified landscape of the Kevdi ecotourism site (22.5198ºN, 73.9356ºE; Fig. 1), Panchmahal District, between two protected areas in Gujarat: Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary and Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary. The Kevdi ecotourism site is a known locality of this species. Here, we present basic information on the gliding ecology of the species in the dry deciduous forests of central Gujarat.

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