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The flying squirrels, scientifically known as Pteromyini or Petauristini, are a tribe of squirrels (family Sciuridae). There are 43 species in this tribe, the largest of which is the woolly flying squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus). The two species of the genus Glaucomys (Glaucomys sabrinus and Glaucomys volans) are native to North America, and the Siberian flying squirrel is native to parts of northern Europe (Pteromys volans).

Flying squirrels are mammals. Thorington and Hoffman (2005) recognize 15 genera of flying squirrels in two subtribes. * Tribe Pteromyini - flying squirrels ** Subtribe Glaucomyina *** Eoglaucomys, one species, the Kashmir Flying Squirrel (Eoglaucomys fimbriatus). *** Glaucomys (American flying squirrels), two species, the Northern flying squirrel and the Southern flying squirrel, North America *** Hylopetes, seven species, southeast Asia,laredo *** Iomys, one species, Horsfield's Flying Squirrel, Malaysia and Indonesia *** Petaurillus (pygmy flying squirrels), three species, Borneo and Malaya *** Petinomys, nine species, southeast Asia ** Subtribe Pteromyina *** Aeretes, one species, the Groove-toothed Flying Squirrel or North Chinese Flying Squirrel (A. melanopterus), northeast China *** Aeromys, two species, Thailand to Borneo *** Belomys, one species, the hairy-footed flying squirrel (B. pearsonii), southeast Asia. *** Biswamoyopterus, one species, the Namdapha flying squirrel, India *** Eupetaurus, one species, the woolly flying squirrel, Kashmir; rare *** Petaurista (giant flying squirrels), five species, southeast Asia (including the Japanese giant flying squirrel, the Red giant flying squirrel, and the giant flying-squirrel) *** Pteromys, two species, Finland to Japan (including the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel) *** Pteromyscus, one species, the Smoky Flying Squirrel, southern Thailand to Borneo *** Trogopterus, one species, the complex-toothed flying squirrel, China

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