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Sugar Glider v Asian House Shrew
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Sugar Glider - Petaurus breviceps
The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. They have very similar appearance and habits to the flying squirrel despite not being closely related (an example of convergent evolution). The scientific name, Petaurus breviceps, translates from Latin as "short-headed rope-dancer", a reference to their canopy acrobatics. Sugar gliders are characterised by their gliding membrane, known as the patagium, which extends from their forelegs to hindlegs. Gliding serves as an efficient means of both locating food and evading predators. They are covered in soft, pale grey to brown fur, which is lighter in colour on their underside. The sugar glider is endemic to mainland Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea and its surrounding islands; and was probably introduced to Tasmania in the 1830s. The sugar glider has a squirrel-like body with a long, partially (weakly) prehensile tail. The length from the nose to the tip of the tail is about 24 to 30 cm (12–13 inches), and males and females weigh 140 grams and 115 grams respectively.

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Asian House Shrew - Suncus murinus
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he Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus) grey musk shrew, Asian musk shrew, or money shrew is a widespread, adaptable species of shrew found mainly in South Asia but introduced widely throughout Asia and eastern Africa. It is a large shrew with a strong musk smell. It is related to the Etruscan shrew. The house shrew has a uniform, short, dense fur of mid-grey to brownish-grey color. The tail is thick at the base and a bit narrower at the tip, and is covered with a few long, bristle-like hairs that are thinly scattered. They have short legs with five clawed toes. They have small external ears and an elongated snout. They also emit a strong odor of musk, derived from musk glands that are sometimes visible on each side of the body. The odor is especially noticeable during the breeding season. Like all shrews, the Asian house shrew is plantigrade and long-nosed. The teeth are a series of sharp points to poke holes in insect exoskeletons. It is the largest of the shrew species, weighing between 50 and 100 g and being about 15 cm long from snout to tip of the tail. 

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(03-17-2019, 01:53 AM)HoundMaster Wrote: Asian house shrew vs sugar glider
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#2
The sugar glider has the extra advantage of gliding.
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#3
How would gliding help?

The weapons of the shrew are more impressive.

Skull of Asian house shrew:

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Skull of a sugar glider:

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#4
Really big skulls.

Wow.
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#5
The sugar glider has the size advantage over the shrew but the shrews skull outclasses that of the sugar glider.
I’m undecided right now. Want to go for sugar glider for size and they can be voracious at times but the same can be said for the shrew who has a larger and more powerful skull.
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