Dermopteran


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Der`mop´ter`an


n.1.(Zool.) An insect which has the anterior pair of wings coriaceous, and does not use them in flight, as the earwig.
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scandentians (tree shrews) and dermopterans (flying lemurs).
Monogamy occurs in only 5% of mammalian species, but is significantly more common in the Euarchonta: primates, dermopterans, and treeshrews (15% spp.
The Philippines has endemic species of dermopterans (flying lemurs), one of the favored preys of the endemic monkey- eating eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi).