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1

Give the organisms found within this order

Flying lemurs or Colugos

2

How many species are found within this order ?

2

3

Where are these organisms found globally ?

South East asia

4

Describe how these lemurs are able to glide.

Extensive patagium which enables gliding between trees
Up to 70m each glide.

5

What are the benefits of gliding ?

No potential for being hunted by predators
Can glide between food sources

6

What does Dermoptera mean ?

Skin wing

7

What are the disadvantages of gliding ?

Exposure to avian predators
Have become mainly nocturnal to avoid this.

8

What is the diet of the Flying lemurs ?

Leaves and flowers in the rainforest canopy

9

What is the vison of the flying lemurs ?

Stereoscopic vison for depth perception

10

Which group of organisms are they similar to when they are born ?

Marsupials

11

What adaption do the flying lemurs have for transportation of young ?

Folding of the patagium to form a pouch for young,

12

What are the closest relatives of the flying lemurs ?

The primates, separated from them most recently

13

What grand order are the flying lemurs found within ?

The Euarchondta
With the Primates & Scandentia,

14

How many million years ago did the Dermoptera separate from the Primates

79.6 million years ago.