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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.
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(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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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 leaps|
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Cynocephalus variegatus - a variety of flying lemur
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