Hylopetes is a genus of flying squirrels. There are about 8 or 9 species.[1]

Temporal range: Late Miocene to Recent
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Palawan flying squirrel (Hylopetes nigripes)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Sciurinae
Tribe: Pteromyini
Genus: Hylopetes
Thomas, 1908

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Species include:


  1. ^ Rasmussen, N. L. & R. W. Thorington. 2008. Morphological Differentiation among Three Species of Flying Squirrels (Genus Hylopetes) from Southeast Asia. Journal of Mammalogy 89(5) 1296–1305.