flying lemur


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Related to flying lemur: flying squirrel, Sunda Flying Lemur, Philippine Eagle

flying lemur

n.
Any of various mammals of the order Dermoptera of Southeast Asia that are sustained in gliding leaps by a wide, fur-covered membrane extending from each side of the body. They are not closely related to true lemurs. Also called colugo.

flying lemur

n
(Animals) either of the two arboreal mammals of the genus Cynocephalus, family Cynocephalidae, and order Dermoptera, of S and SE Asia. They resemble lemurs but have a fold of skin between the limbs enabling movement by gliding leaps. Also called: colugo

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.flying lemur - 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 leapsflying lemur - 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
References in classic literature ?
Now look at the Galeopithecus or flying lemur, which formerly was falsely ranked amongst bats.
They include A Guide to the Wild Orchids of Singapore, Birds of Taman Negara, Colugo: The Flying Lemur of South-east Asia, and Southern Shores of Singapore.
It's a colugo or flying lemur, although this is something of a misnomer since it doesn't actually fly and it certainly isn't a lemur" - the Mighty Attenborough (Planet Earth)