Galeopterus variegatus borneanus. A Sunda Flying Lemur (a...
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Image #cld1700246
SpeciesGaleopterus variegatus borneanus
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionA Sunda Flying Lemur (a type of colugo) with her young offspring at her daytime roost. Bearing no relation to true lemurs, colugos are in their own unique order and are only distantly related to primates and treeshrews. They are nocturnal, feeding on leaves, flowers, and sap, and are capable of gliding for great distances between trees by utilizing their enormous skin membranes. Recent research on morphological and genetic variations indicate that the Bornean and Javan subspecies may merit recognition as distinct species. 
Keywordsanimal | baby | bako | borneo | camouflage | colugo | cynocephalidae | cynocephalus | fauna | flying | glider | gliding | lemur | malayan | mammal | sunda | wildlife

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