Acrobates pygmaeus

Feathertail glider

The Feathertail Glider is distinguished from other small marsupials by its feather-like tail fringed with long stiff hairs, which acts as a rudder during flight. A gliding membrane, which extends from its elbows to its knees, allows the animal to glide more than 20 m between trees. It clings to smooth surfaces with its large, serrated toe pads.

Identified by Bournda staff and students from Bemboka, Cobargo and Bega Valley Public Schools

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Australian Museum

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