Flying lemur

Fly"ing le"mur

(?). (Zol.) 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.
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