colugo


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co·lu·go

 (kə-lo͞o′gō)
n. pl. co·lu·gos

[Of Malayan origin.]

colugo

(kəˈluːɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
(Animals) another name for flying lemur
[from a native word in Malaya]

fly′ing le′mur


n.
either of two lemurlike mammals of the SE Asian genus Cynocephalus, having broad folds of skin on both sides of the body to aid in gliding from tree to tree.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colugo - arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leapscolugo - arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Cynocephalus, genus Cynocephalus - type genus of the family Cynocephalidae
Cynocephalus variegatus - a variety of flying lemur
Translations
colugodermópterolémur volador
colugo
References in periodicals archive ?
A case of polydactyly in the colugo, Cyanocephalus.
The study focused on the Malayan colugo, an animal the size of a cat commonly called a flying lemur - even though it is not a true lemur, nor does it technically fly.
Colugo DNA changed later, making these little gliders our closest cousins outside of the primate family.