name Dermopter means "skin-winged", which refers to
the flap of skin which extends between the fore and hind limbs.
These flaps are not wings, and these "flying lemurs",
or colugos, do not fly. Rather, they glide through the forest
canopy. They are closely related to Primates, Insectivores and
bats, but they are now considered to reside in a distinct Order.
They are herbivirous, subsisting on young leaves, buds and fruits
of the trees in which they live. They hang by large claws of
the hindfeet, and climb suspended in quadrapedal fashion similar