One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A nocturnal tree-dwelling Southeast Asian mammal resembling a lemur, with a membrane between the fore- and hindlimbs for gliding from tree to tree.
Family Cynocephalidae and genus Cynocephalus, order Dermoptera: two speciesAlso called colugo
- ‘The most common assumption from anatomical evidence has been that they group with primates, flying lemurs, and tree shrews, forming the Archonta.’
- ‘They proposed a monophyletic clade that includes primates, the tree shrew, the flying lemur, rabbit, and rodents.’
- ‘All models find the same arrangement for the primates and the Malayan flying lemur, with the flying lemur separating the anthropoids from the other primates.’
- ‘On the other hand, in Euarchontoglires (rodents, rabbits, primates, flying lemurs, and tree shrews), all recognized Alu-SINE subfamilies are distributed exclusively among primate genomes.’
- ‘So I didn't get to see the umpteen varieties of lizards, snakes, flying lemur or pangolin, which are reputed to haunt the forests.’
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