Colugos and flying lemurs
Order : Dermoptera
Family : Cynocephalidae
Genus : Cynocephalus
Animals in the genus Cynocephalus
|Philippine flying lemur|
|Malayan flying lemur|
Facts about the genus Cynocephalus, the colugos and flying lemurs
Cynocephalus volans Colugos are arboreal gliding mammals found in South-east Asia.
a wolf or coyote) Thylacinus cynocephalus is approximately the size of an adult German shepherd dog.
Although once considered members of the order Insctivora, Flying Lemurs are, in reality, strict vegetarians.
Colugos are arboreal gliding mammals found in South-east Asia.
Colugos are curious creatures that have the ability to glide from tree to tree, just like flying squirrels.
Flying lemurs are cat-sized and possess a gliding membrane that stretches from the neck to the finger tips along sides of the body, between the toes, and joins the legs and tail.
Flying lemurs are not true lemurs, but were once lumped into the order Insectivora.
Lemur Skeleton, FlyingCynocephalus variegatus The common name "Flying Lemurs" is misleading since they do not fly but glide and they are not true lemurs.
Malayan Flying LemurCynocephalus variegatus The common name "Flying Lemurs" is misleading since they do not fly but glide and they are not true lemurs.
The digestive system of colugos is specialized for ingesting large amounts of low nutrient plant material.
The Yellow Baboon is a large monkey with a head like a dog, which is where the name cynocephalus is derived from "cyno" for dog and "cephalus" for head.
Thylacinus cynocephalus is more commonly known as the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger, although a better name may be the 'marsupial wolf' because of the wolf-like nature of its skull, teeth and body.
Volitantia (bats + colugos) is usually singled out by morphological studies as having particularly strong support.
x&&i Flying lemur (Cynocephalus variegatus) #63-271 Whole brain photographs Standard views Special views Rotating brain cast Coronal section through middle of brain Movie Atlas Picture Atlas Physical characteristics and distribution The flying lemur (or colugos) is flat bodied with gliding membranes from the neck to the hind feet. (Full text)
Cynocephalus is a Greek word for a sacred Egyptian baboon with the face of a dog. (Wiki)
The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) is the only species of the marsupial family Thylacinidae to have existed within historical times. (Full text)
Flying lemurs are unusual animals. (Full text)
Flying lemurs are not related to true lemurs which are primates, but belong to an order of their own. (Full text)
Thylacine The thylacine (Tasmanian wolf, Thylacinus cynocephalus) is a carnivorous marsupial resembling a dog in appearance, greyish-brown with conspicuous black markings on the hinder half of the back. (Full text)
x&&i Status = Approved Last previewed on: 4 March 2005 22:29:08--> Home > Natural Environment > Wildlife and Game > Mammals > Carnivorous Marsupials and Bandicoots > Tasmanian Tiger Tasmanian TigerThe thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) is one of the most fabled animals in the world. (Full text)
Thylacinus cynocephalus is more commonly known as the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger. (Full text)
Colugos are aboreal gliding mammals found in South-east Asia. (Full text)
Now it is recognized that colugos are probably remnants of an ancient specialized mammalian side-branch. (Full text)
I know in scientific taxonomy realms, cynocephalus is used to classify nocturnal flying mammals, which describes this aspect of the card perfectly since the creature is supposed to represent the Underworld, while the Sphinx, who is sitting on top of the wheel, represents the Upperworld. (Full text)
The supposed link between plagiomenids and colugos is exclusively based on similarities of their dentitions, which have long been the only plagiomenid fossils. (Full text)
The intestinal tract of colugos ("flying lemurs") is specialized with a long cecum for: insectivory - herbivory - carnivory. (Full text)
Gliding in the African anomalurid flying squirrels, the Holarctic flying squirrels and the Dermoptera (colugos) is a a) homologous (synapomorphic) b) analogous (convergent) adaptation. (Full text)