Philippine Flying Lemur
(Cynocephalus volans) #63-271

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Physical characteristics and distribution

The Philippine Flying Lemur is flat bodied with gliding membranes from the neck to the hind feet. It has long limbs and a tumbled tail. Head and body length ranges from 33-38cm and total weight is 1-1.7 kg. The fur is brown with black lines and white sections. The Philippine Flying Lemur has sharp claws which allow it to hang from trees blending in with the branches.

It is strictly arboreal roosting in hollow trees or among palm fronds. It is an awkward climber but glides easily from tree to tree at lengths of up to 200 feet. It is mainly nocturnal and feeds on fruits, buds, flowers and leaves. It obtains water by licking on wet leaves.

Several individuals may share the same shelter. A single offspring is born after a 60-day gestation period. Offspring are carried on the mother's abdomen protected by her gliding membrane.

The Philippine Flying Lemur occurs on the Philippine Isls: Dinagat, Mindanao, Basilan, Samar, Siargao, Leyte, and Bohol.

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