Pel's flying squirrel
|Pel's flying squirrel|
|Pel's Anomalure, Ankasa Conservation Area, Ghana|
A. p. auzembergeri Matschie, 1914
Pel's flying squirrel or Pel's scaly-tailed squirrel (Anomalurus pelii) is a species of
The tropical forests of Africa were little explored by Europeans before the nineteenth century.
Ten years later, a specimen of another species, Pel's flying squirrel, was brought to Europe and showed similar anatomical features. The hands and feet had the digits close together with strongly curved nails. The tail was also unusual in that the free part resembled the shape of a feather, with the large cornified scales a prominent feature on the underside. The animal's fur was described as soft and supple, without any spines.