Philippine flying lemur, Philippine colugo, kagwang (Cynocephalus volans)
Description Philippine Flying Lemur (Cynocephalus volans)
Date 2 November 2007, 14:20:47
Source originally posted to Flickr as Flying Lemur & Baby, Bohol http://flickr.com/photos/46274125@N00/2052076021
Author Kok Leng Yeo http://flickr.com/photos/46274125@N00
The Philippine flying lemur or Philippine colugo (Cynocephalus volans), known locally as the kagwang, is one of two species of flying lemurs, the only two living species in the order Dermoptera. Additionally, it is the only member of the genus Cynocephalus. The other species is the Sunda flying lemur. Recent research from genetic analysis suggests two other species, the Bornean flying lemur and the Javan flying lemur, may exist, as well, but they have yet to be officially classified so. Although called a flying lemur, it cannot fly and is not a lemur. Both species of Dermoptera are classified under the superorder Euarchonta which includes the Scandentia and the primates, as well as an extinct order of mammals, the Plesiadapiformes.Order: Dermoptera, Family: Cynocephalidae, Genus: Cynocephalus, Species: Cynocephalus volans (Linnaeus, 1758).