Flying-squirrel meaning

Any of various nocturnal squirrels of the tribe Pteromyini, having membranes along each side of the body between the forelegs and hind legs that are used for gliding between trees.
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Any of a number of squirrels (esp. genus Glaucomys) with winglike folds of skin attached to the legs and body, which enable them to make long, gliding leaps.
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Any of 43 species of squirrels from the Pteromyinae subfamily, which glide from tree to tree.
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