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SPECIES Acrobates pygmaeus

Author:Shaw, 1793.
Citation:Zool. New Holland, 1: 5.
Common Name:Feather-tailed Glider
Type Locality:Australia, New South Wales, Sydney.
Distribution:Australia: E Queensland to SE South Australia, inland to Deniliquin (New South Wales).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:Tate (1938:60) believed the single specimen (of A. pulchellus; which is considered a synonym of pygmaeus) obtained in NW New Guinea was probably an introduction as a pet.
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Synonyms:

    frontalis De Vis, 1887
    pulchellus W. Rothschild, 1892

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