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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 a year ago


leah.lloyd a year ago

it cute

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Congrats Bob, great spotting!

SukanyaDatta a year ago

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

bob5 a year ago

Thank you all. I am honoured by this.

i_munasinghe a year ago

Congratulations Bob!

Brian38 a year ago

Thank you Albert for the correction and update info!

AlbertKang a year 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.


Brian38 a year ago

Congratulations, Bob. A well deserved SOTW!

MichaelS a year 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 a year ago

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

MichaelS a year 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 a year ago

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

Brian38 a year 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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