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20 of December, 2013

Despite being seldom seen due to their nocturnal habits, flying squirrels are indeed common. Caped flying squirrels, however, are pretty uncommon.

From the Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the year 1856, Agriculture.

This is probably an illustration of Glaucomys volans, the Southern Flying Squirrel. Learn more on the Encyclopedia of Life.


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