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Monday, December 31, 2012

Colugo

Order Dermoptera


This order contains only 1 family (Cynocephalidae) with 2 species - Philippines Colugo (Cynocephalus volans)and Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus). Colugos are also called Flying Lemurs because it is able to glide from tree to tree. It is, however, not a lemur at all.

There is 1 species in Singapore, namely the Malayan Colugo. Although uncommonly seen, it is doing quite well in the Central Catchment. It is also known as Sunda Colugo or Malayan Flying Lemur.


Chestnut Trail ©Eddy Lee


Left: Brown variant. Right: With baby at Seletar ©Eddy Lee


Mother and child at Central Catchment ©Lau JS


Wild colugos within Singapore Zoo compound ©Tan KH


Left: Hindhede Nature Park ©Tan KH. Right: With a baby ©Tan GC

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