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- another term for flying lemur
- ‘The skull of a colugo is very distinctive, broad and flat in outline and with a nearly complete postorbital process that sets off the eye sockets.’
- ‘Bats are thought to be related most closely to the Dermoptera, a small order of mammals (two species) which includes the colugos or ‘flying lemurs’ of the Phillippines.’
- ‘However, the many lineages of gliding animals today, including a host of lizards, squirrels, marsupials, and colugos show no signs of turning into flappers anytime soon.’
- ‘This superorder comprises primates, colugos, bats, and tree shrews.’
- ‘Their ancestors might have looked a little like colugos.’
Late 18th century: of unknown origin.
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