Flying-lemur

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flying-lemur a galeopithecoid insectivore whose fore and hind limbs are connected by a fold of skin, enabling it to make flying leaps from tree to tree
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fléogan, pa.t. fleáh; Ger. fliegen.

Usage

In literature:

Now look at the Galeopithecus or flying lemur, which formerly was falsely ranked amongst bats.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
Another curious animal, which I had met with in Singapore and in Borneo, but which was more abundant here, is the Galeopithecus, or flying lemur.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
Great fruit-bats, flying lemurs, owls and other nocturnal creatures made the evenings and nights full of interest.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Now look at the Galeopithecus or flying lemur, which formerly was falsely ranked amongst bats.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
That the bats and the flying-lemur are descendants of the Insectivora cannot be doubted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
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