The Order Dermoptera
Family Cynocephalidae
Colugos; 2 species
These slender-limbed mammals have a large, gliding membrane attached to the neck and sides of the body and extending to the tips of the fingers, the sharp-clawed toes, and the tail. Some of their lower teeth slope outwards and are comb-like in form; they are used for grooming and for straining food. Colugos spend the day hanging head-upwards from branches, and become active at night, when they feed on fruit, buds and leaves, often gliding as far as 70 yards from tree to tree. Example:
Philippines colugo or flying lemur Cynocephalus volans; confined to forests in the Philippines. The other species lives in parts of Indo-China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
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