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Sunda Flying Lemur

Cynocephalus variegatus


Known as kubung (in Bahasa) or colugo (in English), this species is regarded as the ancestor of modern fruit bats (Megachiroptera). It has extended skin connecting its four limbs to help gliding between trees.

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An animal that I didn't even know existed - that is what is wonderful about Project Noah :) Great spotting!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 8 years ago

Thank you all!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Nice spotting Marsya :)

luke.mackin 8 years ago

What an incredible spotting! So badly want to see one of these in the wild.

Amazing capture Marsya Christyanti,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Incredible spotting! :D

MaryFord 8 years ago

Cool!! Maybe you want to contribute this to the Great Nature Project Mission? It's a National Geographic Project and your photos are share on

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 8 years ago

Thank you all :D

S Frazier : woow, I've never seen it gliding. I've only seen it two times during 2,5 months stay in my study site. I would love to see the photograph.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting! Congrats!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Mantap! I saw (and photographed) one "flying" once at Cagar Alam Rawa Danau, West Java. I still remember the thrill. Bravo!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Congrats! Slamet yaa.. Saya blom pernah nih diat di Indonesia.. Bagus :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Marsya, Amazing .....

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

nice spotting ....congrats Marsya......

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 8 years ago

Nice spot!

Congratulations !

KarenL 8 years ago

What a cool spot! Congratulations Marsya, this little-known mammal has earned you Spotting of the Day!

The sunda flying lemur is a forest-dwelling animal with huge gliding membranes that enable it to make spectacular leaps from tree to tree in the Asian rainforests.


mcaul6515 8 years ago

I love these animals! I see them a lot in Singapore. Nice spotting, you don't often see them at day, as they are nocturnal. The local name for them, if you want to add this is, Colugo. :)

Fantastic !

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

What an amazing looking creature!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Awesome !!

Wow beautiful !

Lampung, Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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