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 ?
The ancient, mysterious colugo, a sort of flying tree shrew that scientists once thought was a primate.
Among colugos, genetic research is quoted to separate the Borneo colugo with the systematic name Galeopterus borneanus Lyon 1911, with a note of at least one other cryptic endemic in the Natuna Islands, for which older names would be available: G.
In an effort to settle the debate, William Murphy, a geneticist at Texas A&M University in College Station, and colleagues have deciphered the genome of a male Sunda colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) from West Java, Indonesia.
Take-off and landing kinetics of a free-ranging gliding mammal, the Malayan colugo (Galeopterus variegatus).--Proc.