Lesser pygmy flying squirrel

The lesser pygmy flying squirrel (Petaurillus emiliae) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to Malaysia.

Lesser pygmy flying squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Petaurillus
P. emiliae
Binomial name
Petaurillus emiliae
Thomas, 1908

It is listed as Data Deficient because it is known only from the type specimen collected in 1901. Adequate surveys have not been done to look for this species, and so it cannot be considered Extinct.

The lesser pygmy flying squirrel is arboreal and probably prefers forest. It is threatened by habitat conversion due to agriculture and logging. There are no conservation measures in place. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.


  1. ^ Clayton, E.; Kennerley, R. (2016). "Petaurillus emiliae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T16714A22269375. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T16714A22269375.en. Retrieved 10 January 2020.