Flashcards in Dermoptera Deck (14)
Give the organisms found within this order
Flying lemurs or Colugos
How many species are found within this order ?
Where are these organisms found globally ?
South East asia
Describe how these lemurs are able to glide.
Extensive patagium which enables gliding between trees
Up to 70m each glide.
What are the benefits of gliding ?
No potential for being hunted by predators
Can glide between food sources
What does Dermoptera mean ?
What are the disadvantages of gliding ?
Exposure to avian predators
Have become mainly nocturnal to avoid this.
What is the diet of the Flying lemurs ?
Leaves and flowers in the rainforest canopy
What is the vison of the flying lemurs ?
Stereoscopic vison for depth perception
Which group of organisms are they similar to when they are born ?
What adaption do the flying lemurs have for transportation of young ?
Folding of the patagium to form a pouch for young,
What are the closest relatives of the flying lemurs ?
The primates, separated from them most recently
What grand order are the flying lemurs found within ?
With the Primates & Scandentia,