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Bornean Colugo

Galeopterus Variegatus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Lowland forest

Notes:

Spotted 4 infividuals on that day.

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15 Comments

Jetnosfreak
Jetnosfreak 5 months ago

Congratulations!

leah.lloyd
leah.lloyd 5 months ago

it cute

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 6 months ago

Congrats Bob, great spotting!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 months ago

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

bob5
bob5 6 months ago

Thank you all. I am honoured by this.

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 6 months ago

Congratulations Bob!

Brian38
Brian38 6 months ago

Thank you Albert for the correction and update info!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 months 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 6 months ago

Congratulations.

Brian38
Brian38 6 months ago

Congratulations, Bob. A well deserved SOTW!

MichaelS
MichaelS 6 months 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!

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/1...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 months ago

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

MichaelS
MichaelS 6 months 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 7 months ago

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

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

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

bob5
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bob5

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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

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