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2008-11-12 10:00:00

Colugos (aka flying lemurs) "” the closest living relatives of primates most notable for their ability to glide from tree to tree over considerable distances "” are more diverse than had previously been believed, according to a new report published in the November 11th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Primates are most familiarly represented by monkeys and apes, the group including humans. Scientists had recognized just two species of these enigmatic mammals,...


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Philippine Flying Lemur, Cynocephalus volans
2013-09-27 10:35:56

The Philippine flying lemur (Cynocephalus volans) is the only member of its genus, Cynocephalus, and is one of two species of flying lemur. This species is native to the Philippines, with a range that includes the Bohol and Mindanao regions of that area. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, although it can be seen in banana, coconut, and rubber plantations. The Philippine flying lemur reaches an average body length between fourteen and seventeen inches, with a tail length...

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2007-06-25 08:31:32

The Sunda Flying Lemur, Galeopterus variegatus, also known as the Malayan Flying Lemur, is a species of Colugo. It is one of only two species of flying lemur, the other being the Philippine Flying Lemur which is found only in the Philippines. The Sunda flying lemur is found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Malayan Flying Lemur is in fact not a lemur and does not really fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is arboreal and mainly...

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2007-01-02 11:16:54

Colugos are arboreal gliding mammals found in South-east Asia. There are just two species each in its own genus, which makes up the entire family Cynocephalidae and order Dermoptera. Though they are the most capable of all mammal gliders, they cannot actually fly. They are also known as cobegos or flying lemurs. Colugos are fairly large for a tree-dwelling mammal. They are about 13.78 to 15.75 in (35 to 40 cm) long and 2.2 to 4.41 lbs (1 or 2 kg) in weight. They are comparable to a...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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