Colugo

Adult, female, Singapore.

 

Order : DERMOPTERA

Family : Cynocephalidae

Species : Cynocephalus variegatus

 

Seen in the central catchment area, Singapore

Colugos are arboreal gliding mammals found in South-east Asia. There are just two species each in its own genus, which makes up the entire family Cynocephalidae and order Dermoptera. Though they are the most capable of all mammal gliders, they cannot actually fly. They are also known as cobegos or flying lemurs (misleadingly, since they are not lemurs and cannot fly). - From Wikipedia

 

Baby is hidden under mummy. www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/453555028/in/set-72157600317...

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Taken on June 18, 2006
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