flying lemur


Definition of flying lemur 

: either of two nocturnal arboreal mammals (Cynocephalus volans of the Philippines and C. variegatus synonym Galeopterus variegatus of Vietnam and Thailand south to Indonesia) that are about the size of a cat, that make long gliding leaps using a broad fold of skin on each side attached to and extending between the limbs, and that are placed in a separate taxonomic order (Dermoptera)

called also colugo

First Known Use of flying lemur

1883, in the meaning defined above

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