Definition of flying lemur in English:

flying lemur

Syllabification: fly·ing le·mur


  • A tree-dwelling lemurlike mammal with a membrane between the fore- and hind limbs for gliding from tree to tree. It is nocturnal and native to Southeast Asia. Also called colugo.
    • Family Cynocephalidae and genus Cynocephalus, order Dermoptera: two species
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    • On the other hand, in Euarchontoglires (rodents, rabbits, primates, flying lemurs, and tree shrews), all recognized Alu-SINE subfamilies are distributed exclusively among primate genomes.
    • The most common assumption from anatomical evidence has been that they group with primates, flying lemurs, and tree shrews, forming the Archonta.
    • They proposed a monophyletic clade that includes primates, the tree shrew, the flying lemur, rabbit, and rodents.

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