from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old genus of flying-phalangers, giving name to the subfamily Petaurinæ and conterminous with it. See petaurist, and cut under Petaurista.
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- n. a genus of Phalangeridae
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I have retained the name of Petaurista for the flying Phalangers with hairy ears, as Dr. Shaw's Didelphis petaurus is evidently the same as P. flaviventer, and has naked ears, like the other species, and his name