Animal Size

Spotted giant flying squirrel size: How big do they get?

How big does a Spotted giant flying squirrel get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Spotted giant flying squirrel (Petaurista elegans) reaches an average size of 39.8 cm (1′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.04 kg (2.29 lbs). A Spotted giant flying squirrel has 1 babies at once. The Spotted giant flying squirrel (genus: Petaurista) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Spotted giant flying squirrel is  (1' 4

The spotted giant flying squirrel (Petaurista elegans), also known as the lesser giant flying squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in hill and mountain forests at altitudes of 200–4,000 m (660–13,120 ft) in Southeast Asia north to central China and the east Himalayan region, although the northern populations sometimes are regarded as separate species as the grey-headed giant flying squirrel (P. caniceps), Chindwin giant flying squirrel (P. sybilla) and P. marica. Two of these, as well as a few other populations, lack the white spots on the upperparts for which it is named. Although a large flying squirrel, it is a relatively small giant flying squirrel.Like other flying squirrels, it is nocturnal and able to glide (not actually fly like a bat) long distances between trees by spreading out its patagium, skin between its limbs. A rather noisy species that has a drawn-out cry that often can be heard at night, it spends the day in a tree hollow, or, less often, on a cliff ledge or in a nest made of vegetation in a tree. It feeds on fruits, seeds, leaves, buds and flowers, and has one, occasionally two, young per litter.

Animals of the same family as a Spotted giant flying squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Spotted giant flying squirrel

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Spotted giant flying squirrel:

Animals with the same litter size as a Spotted giant flying squirrel

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Spotted giant flying squirrel:

Animals with the same weight as a Spotted giant flying squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Petaurista elegans: