Friday, May 4, 2007

Winning Marsupial

The Sugar Glider is around 16 to 20 cm (6.3 to 7.5 inches) in length, with a tail almost as long as the body and almost as thick as a human thumb, and weighs between 90 and 150 grams (3 to 5.3 oz). The fur is generally pearl grey, with black and cream patches at the base of the black or grey ears. Other colour variations include leucistic and albino recessive traits. The tail tapers only moderately and the last quarter of it is black, often with a dark tip. The muzzle is short and rounded. Northern forms tend to be brown coloured rather than grey and, as predicted by Bergmann's Rule, smaller.


Christine said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!

button said...

If this is the winner, who were the runner-ups? There was a contest? What if my marsupial friends had wanted to enter. Obviously favoritism won out.
Kangaroos RULE.