Monday, December 31, 2012


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

Brown variant. With baby at Seletar ©Eddy Lee

Mother and child at Central Catchment ©Lau JS

Wild colugos within Singapore Zoo compound ©Tan KH

Hindhede Nature Park ©Tan KH

With a baby ©Tan GC. Central Catchment ©Tan KH

Windsor Nature Park ©Tan KH

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