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Bornean Colugo

Galeopterus Variegatus


Dark rufous with dark markings on the fur. Clings onto.a tree trunk. Gliding membrane which extends between the front and hind legs and encloses the tail. Grey with heavy black and white markings are mostly female.


Lowland forest


Spotted 4 infividuals on that day.

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Jetnosfreak 3 years ago


leah.lloyd 3 years ago

it cute

Saturniidae27 3 years ago

Congrats Bob, great spotting!

SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Well deserved Bob5...Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

bob5 3 years ago

Thank you all. I am honoured by this.

Irandi Munasinghe
Irandi Munasinghe 3 years ago

Congratulations Bob!

Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Albert for the correction and update info!

AlbertKang 3 years ago

@Brian38 - this is not the first spotting of this species at PN.

At Wikipedia, the scientific name is Galeopterus variegatus.
There are four known sub-species from different locations :
- Galeopterus variegatus borneanus from the island of Borneo
- Galeopterus variegatus variegatus from the island of Java
- Galeopterus variegatus temminckii from the island of Sumatra
- Galeopterus variegatus peninsulae from Peninsular Malaysia and mainland South East Asia

However, since the publication of work by Janečka et al (2008), Galeopterus variegatus borneanus has widely been considered as a separate species, or even a species complex.

At PN, there are more than 10 spottings of Galeopterus variegatus, however, if based on locality, there are 6 spottings of Galeopterus borneanus but identified as Galeopterus variegatus.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago


Brian38 3 years ago

Congratulations, Bob. A well deserved SOTW!

MichaelS 3 years ago

Hi bob5,

Congratulations, your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week! Thank you for sharing this wonderfully unique mammal species with the Project Noah community!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Fantastic animal and a great record bob5. Thanks for sharing this.

MichaelS 3 years ago

Hi bob5, this Bornean Colugo, along with your notes, is an incredible spotting! Thank you for sharing with the Project Noah community!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Wonderful spotting Bob. Thanks for sharing this. The first photo is just amazing. So good to know it's protected.

Brian38 3 years ago

Excellent spotting, Bob! I believe the first for Project Noah of this protected species.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 28, 2020
Submitted on Nov 9, 2020

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