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Sunda Flying Lemur
Sunda flying lemur
Information
Range Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Dermoptera
Family Cynocephalidae
Genus Galeopterus
Species Galeopterus variegatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Sunda Flying Lemur is a specie from the Galeopterus genus. It is found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Appearance

Head-body length of Sunda flying lemur is about 34 to 38 centimetres (13 to 15 in). Its tail length is around 24 to 25 centimetres (9.4 to 9.8 in) and weight is 0.9 to 1.3 kilograms (2.0 to 2.9 lb).They have webbed fingers and feet.

Behavior

The Sunda flying lemur is a skillful climber but is helpless when on the ground. Its gliding membrane connects from the neck, extending along the limbs to the tips of the fingers, toes and nails. This kite-shaped is known as a patagium, which is expanded for gliding. The Sunda flying lemur can glide over a distance of 100 m with a loss of less than 10 m in elevation.

Diet

Needs Information The Sunda Flying Lemur's diet consist of flowers, plants, insects, and sap from select trees.

Lifespan

lives to 17.5 yrs.

Gallery

Facts

  • The Sunda Flying Lemur is one of the last two species from the Dermoptera order.
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