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Glaucomys sabrinus  (Shaw, 1801)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180169

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sciurus sabrinus Shaw, 1801
 
    Pteromys canadensis É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803
 
    Sciurus hudsonius Gmelin, 1788
 
  Common Name(s): grand polatouche [French]
 
    Northern Flying Squirrel [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilySciuridae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – squirrels, marmots, chipmunks  
                                        SubfamilySciurinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           TribePteromyini Brandt, 1855 – flying squirrels  
                                              GenusGlaucomys Thomas, 1908 – American flying squirrels, New World Flying Squirrels  
                                                 SpeciesGlaucomys sabrinus (Shaw, 1801) – grand polatouche, Northern Flying Squirrel  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus alpinus (Richardson, 1828) – Richardson flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus bangsi (Rhoads, 1897) – Bangs flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus californicus (Rhoads, 1897) – San Bernardino flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus canescens A. H. Howell, 1915  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus Handley, 1953 – Carolina northern flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus columbiensis A. H. Howell, 1915 – Okanagan flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus flaviventris A. H. Howell, 1915 – yellow-bellied flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus fuliginosus (Rhoads, 1897) – Cascade flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus Miller, 1936 – Virginia flying squirrel, Virginia northern flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus goodwini Anderson, 1943  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus gouldi Anderson, 1943  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus griseifrons A. H. Howell, 1934 – Prince of Wales flying squirrel, Prince of Wales Island flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus klamathensis (Merriam, 1897) – Klamath flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus lascivus (Bangs, 1899) – Sierra flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus latipes A. H. Howell, 1915 – broad-footed flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus lucifugus Hall, 1934  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus macrotis (Mearns, 1898) – Mearns flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus makkovikensis (Sornborger, 1900) – Laborador flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus murinauralis Musser, 1961  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus oregonensis (Bachman, 1839) – Bachman flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus reductus Cowan, 1937 – Atnarko flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus sabrinus (Shaw, 1801) – northern flying squirrel, Hudson Bay flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus stephensi (Merriam, 1900) – California coast flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis (Osgood, 1900) – Yukon flying squirrel 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucomys sabrinus zaphaeus (Osgood, 1905) – Alaska coast flying squirrel 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: grand polatouche[French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Robert S. Hoffman / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Sciuridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 754-818   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus, Northern Flying Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Squirrels of the World   
  Page(s): vii + 459   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0469-9   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus, Northern Flying Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wells-Gosling, Nancy, and Lawrence R. Heaney  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Glaucomys sabrinus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species   
  Page(s): 1-8   
  Publisher: The American Society of Mammalogists, No. 229   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1545-1410   
  Notes: Online ISSN: 1545-1410. Available online at http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/VHAYSSEN/msi/default.html   
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Glaucomys sabrinus, Northern Flying Squirrel [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: U.S. ESA - Endangered as G. s. coloratus and G. s. fuscus; IUCN - Endangered as G. s. griseifrons, Data Deficient as G. s. californicus, Vulnerable as G. s. coloratus and G. s. fuscus, otherwise Lower Risk (lc) as G. sabrinus  
    Comments: Reviewed by Wells-Gosling and Heaney (1984, Mammalian Species No. 229). Subspecies according to Hall (1981); also see Arbogast (1999) who presented evidence that a western clade consisting of oregonensis and californicus may be of full species rank  
 

 

   

 
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