Definition of colugo in English:

colugo

Line breaks: co¦lugo
Pronunciation: /kəˈluːgəʊ
 
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noun (plural colugos)

  • another term for flying lemur.
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    • Bats are thought to be related most closely to the Dermoptera, a small order of mammals (two species) which includes the colugos or ‘flying lemurs’ of the Phillippines.
    • However, the many lineages of gliding animals today, including a host of lizards, squirrels, marsupials, and colugos show no signs of turning into flappers anytime soon.
    • This superorder comprises primates, colugos, bats, and tree shrews.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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