and body length is 120-320 mm, tail length is 150-480 mm.
The fur is fine and silky with grayish upperparts and paler
underparts. A dark dorsal stripe extends from the nose to
the rump and stripes on the side of the face from the nose
through the eye to the ear. They have large gliding membranes
which run from the outer side of the forefoot to the ankle
and opens when the limbs are outstretched. The prehensile
tails are furred all around.
Gliders are similar to Sugar Gliders, in general appearance,
but are twice as large. They have more distinct facial markings,
a longer face, and a bushier tail than P. breviceps.
At times though, these two species can only be reliably distinguished
by the larger molar teeth.
are arboreal and nocturnal, preferring open forest areas.
They are omnivorous, favoring sap, nectar small insects and
larvae, arachnids, and small vertebrates.
are polyestrous and gestation is just under 3 weeks with 1
- 2 young per litter.
norfolcensis is found in Australia: E Queensland, E New
South Wales, and E Victoria.