Siberian Flying Squirrel is distributed in the northern Palaearctic. The numbers decrease. The countries of occurrence include China, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mongolia and Russia. The species is already extinct in Lithuania and possibly in Belarus. Major threats are intensive forestry and logging.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Bern Convention, as a strictly protected fauna species in Europe.
■ An especially protected species in Latvia (the Cabinet of Ministers' Regulations No. 396 on November 14, 2000).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Rodentia – rodents
■ Family Sciuridae – squirrels
■ Species Pteromys volans – Siberian Flying Squirrel