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Philippine Flying Lemur resting on the side of a tree during the day &quot;Although called a flying lemur, it cannot fly and is not a lemur. &quot;<br />
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Taken at Rajah Sikatuna National Park in Bohol, Philippines. Sorry for the grainy photo, it was in a shadow and my zoom lens is slow. Heavily post-processed to increase clarity.  Cynocephalus volans,Geotagged,Philippine flying lemur,Philippines,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Philippine Flying Lemur resting on the side of a tree during the day

"Although called a flying lemur, it cannot fly and is not a lemur. "

Taken at Rajah Sikatuna National Park in Bohol, Philippines. Sorry for the grainy photo, it was in a shadow and my zoom lens is slow. Heavily post-processed to increase clarity.

    comments (4)

  1. Still not a bad photo and more than makes up for it by being an amazing species introduction! I had never heard of these, how wonderful but how sad that they are considered an evil omen, rather like the aye-aye in Madagascar.
    Promoted because it is awesome!
    Posted 5 years ago
  2. Thanks Claire :) Posted 5 years ago
  3. What an amazing creature, Jeremy! For sure one of the most spectacular species intros I've seen on the site ever. You are doing fantastic work in documenting unusual species and places where we have little material. Please keep up the good work, man! Posted 5 years ago
  4. This is amazing, never heard of seen it. Thanks for sharing!! Posted 4 years ago

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The Philippine flying lemur, 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.. more

Similar species: Flying Lemurs
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Uploaded Mar 3, 2015. Captured Jan 31, 2015 02:28 in Rajah Sikatuna Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines.
  • X-E1
  • f/6.7
  • 1/97s
  • ISO4000
  • 230mm