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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
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Their teeth look similar to tree shrews' teeth, while other skull and genetic features resemble those of primates (Past studies have even linked colugos to bats and other insect-eating mammals.
Colugos can glide the length of two football fields (110m), manoeuvre around obstacles and execute 90 degree turns in midair.
Now, scientists have discovered that two rare species of mammals, called colugos, are very nearly primates--but not quite.