Petaurillus emiliae Thomas, 1908:8

Emilia's dwarf flying squirrel, Lesser pygmy flying squirrel



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

This species may be a synonym of P. hosei (Duckworth & Francis, 2008).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1901 (Duckworth & Francis, 2008)

Rediscovered in 2013, but may be a synonym of P. hosei (Clayton & Kennerley, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Thomas, Oldfield. (1908). The nomenclature of the flying lemurs. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 8, 1:252-255. [correct reference?]


Other references:

Clayton, E. and Kennerley, R. (2016). Petaurillus emiliae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16714A22269375. Accessed on 27 November 2022.

Duckworth, J. W. and Francis, C. (2008). Petaurillus emiliae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 30 July 2013.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.014 kg min. mass estimate]

Hayssen, V. (2008). Patterns of body and tail length and body mass in Sciuridae. Journal of Mam­malogy 89(4): 852-873.


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