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flying lemur

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Definition of flying lemur in English:

noun

A nocturnal tree-dwelling SE Asian mammal resembling a lemur, with a membrane between the fore- and hindlimbs for gliding from tree to tree. Also called colugo.
  • Family Cynocephalidae and genus Cynocephalus, order Dermoptera: two species
Example sentences
  • 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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