Flying lemur
Flying lemur Fly"ing le"mur (Zo["o]l.) either of two nocturnal lemurlike mammals inhabiting the East Indies ({Cynocephalus variegatus}) or the Phillipines ({Cynocephalus volans}) having broad folds of skin between the fore and hind limbs on both sides of the body allowing them to make long gliding leaps; they have been classed in the separate order {Dermoptera}. They are arboreal and have become rare. [PJC]

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  • Flying lemur — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying lemur — n. any of an order (Dermoptera) of tree dwelling mammals of SE Asia, having a broad fold of skin on each side of the body between the forelimbs and the tail, that enables it to make long, gliding leaps …   English World dictionary

  • flying lemur — malajinis kaguanas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cynocephalus variegatus angl. flying lemur; Malayan flying lemur vok. Temminck Gleitflieger rus. малайский шерстокрыл ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • flying lemur — Colugo Co*lu go, n. [Prob. an aboriginal name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar East Indian mammal ({Galleopithecus volans}), having along the sides, connecting the fore and hind limbs, a parachutelike membrane, by means of which it is able to make long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying lemur — either of two lemurlike mammals, Cynocephalus variegatus, of southeastern Asia and the East Indies, or C. volans, of the Philippines, having broad folds of skin on both sides of the body to aid in gliding from tree to tree: now rare. [1880 85] *… …   Universalium

  • flying lemur — noun arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps • Syn: ↑flying cat, ↑colugo • Hypernyms: ↑placental, ↑placental… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying lemur — noun a nocturnal lemur like mammal with a membrane between the fore and hindlimbs for gliding from tree to tree. [Genus Cynocephalus: two species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • flying lemur — /flaɪɪŋ ˈlimə/ (say fluying leemuh) noun either of two South East Asian mammals of the genus Cynocephalus, order Dermoptera, superficially lemur like but having a broad fold of skin on each side of the body to act as a wing in gliding from tree… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying lemur — noun Date: 1883 either of two East Indian or Philippine arboreal nocturnal mammals (Cynocephalus volans and C. variegatus) that are about the size of a cat, that make long gliding leaps using a broad fold of skin on each side attached to and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flying lemur — noun the colugo …   Wiktionary

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