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Malayan Colugo

Galeopterus variegatus

Description:

Also known as a Flying Lemur, the Malayan Colugo is a gliding mammal that can move from tree to tree in the rainforest by opening its limbs and gliding, using a kite-like flap of skin, between trees

Habitat:

Tropical Rainforest in the Sunda region and Phillipines also has its own species of Colugo.

Notes:

Also known as the Malayan Colugo and Malayan Flying Lemur.

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12 Comments

rscottrell22
rscottrell22 9 years ago

Hi Lisa, no its not a true Lemur (they only inhabit Madagascar) but it's one of only two species in its own family called Dermoptera. This comprises of just the Malayan and Phillipine colugo. So they are neither a bat nor a lemur. Just a colugo!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

Very cool spotting. I love the natural history info. Is it a true lemur, or is it believed to be a link between the lemurs and flying foxes or something altogether unrelated to either?

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Lovely!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely!

BareFeat
BareFeat 10 years ago

NIce job.

TFTS

alice and nath
alice and nath 10 years ago

Congrats! It's a wonderful picture!

peter
peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"The Malayan Colugo is a flying lemur that glides from tree to tree by using a kite-like flap of skin while opening its limbs."

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Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

WOW... Sooo Cool!!!

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

awesome!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

wow...look so exotic

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 10 years ago

Looks a Sugar Baby's country cousin:)

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Wicked cool critter.

Richard Cottrell
Spotted by
Richard Cottrell

Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 28, 2011
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011

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