The Yellow-bellied Glider is grey above and creamy to orange below. It is larger than the Sugar Glider and Squirrel Glider and has longer fluffy tail
head and body 27-30cm. Tail 42-48cm
eucalypt forest in regions of high rainfall
nectar, pollen, sap from eucalypts, also insects. It bites the bark of eucalypt trees to obtain the sap.
A single young is carried I the pouch for about 100 days. It remains in the nest for another two months after it leaves the pouch before becoming independent.
It is rare, with patchy distribution along eastern Australia from central Queensland to Victoria. There is a also a population in tropical Queensland that is decreasing due to habitat loss.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".
|Common Name:||Yellow-bellied Glider|
Relatives in same Genus
Sugar Glider (P. breviceps)
Squirrel Glider (P. norfolcensis)