Colugos synonyms, colugos antonyms - FreeThesaurus.com
colugo (redirected from colugos)
Also found in: Dictionary
Synonyms for colugo
arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps
References in periodicals archive
Genetic data from colugos
preserved in museums also show that the animals are more diverse than suspected.
DNA changed later, making these little gliders our closest cousins outside of the primate family.
This study examines how bat humeral and femoral structural properties differ from those of small-bodied primates, colugos
, and sciurids.
Cousins Gliding mammals called colugos
, which aren't quite primates, showed up in a genetic analysis as primates' nearest kin (172: 275).
With one species native to the Philippines and the other to Southeast Asia, colugos
can stretch out a membrane that lets them leap off trees and glide some 70 meters.