Philippine Flying Lemur Skull


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Philippine Flying Lemur skull measures 2.7 inches. Philippine Flying Lemur skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Cynocephalus volans is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Philippine flying lemur, Lemur volans, Philippine colugo or Cynocephalus volans, are known locally as kagwang, and is one of two species of colugo or flying lemurs. Although called a flying lemur, it cannot fly and is not a lemur. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees.

The Philippine flying lemur is endemic to the southern Philippines. Its population is concentrated in the Mindanao region and Bohol. It may also be found in Samar and Leyte

A typical Philippine flying lemur weighs about 2.2 to 3.7 lbs. and its head body length 13 to 15 ins. Its tail length 6.7 to 10.6 ins. The species does exhibit sexual dimorphism, females are a bit larger than males.

The Philippine flying lemur or Cynocephalus volans has a wide head and rostrum with a robust mandible for increased bite strength, small ears, and big eyes with unique photoreceptor adaptations adapted for its nocturnal lifestyle. The large eyes allow for excellent vision, which the colugo uses to accurately jump and glide from tree to tree.

Its clawed feet are large and sharp with an incredible grip strength, allowing them to skillfully climb trees, hang from branches, or anchor themselves to the trunk of a tree. One unique feature of the colugo is the weblike membrane that connects its limbs to allow for gliding. Its patagium extends from the neck to the limbs, in between digits, and even behind the hind limbs and the tail.

The Philippine flying lemur or Cynocephalus volans are a folivore, eating mainly young leaves and occasionally soft fruits, flowers, plant shoots, and insects. They also obtain a significant amount of their water from licking wet leaves and from the water in the plants and fruits themselves.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 2.7 in
Philippine Flying Lemur Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Dermoptera
Family: Cynocephalidae
Genus: Cynocephalus
Boddaert, 1768
Species: C. volans
Binomial name: Cynocephalus volans
Conservation status: Least concerned


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