Flying lemur. SE Asian climbing mammal of the genus Cynocephalus, order Dermoptera, about 60 cm/2 ft long including the tail. It glides between forest trees using a flap of skin that extends from head to forelimb to hindlimb to tail. It may glide 130 m/425 ft or more, losing little height. It feeds largely on buds and leaves, and rests hanging upside down under branches.
There are two species, C. variegatus of Indochina and Indonesia, and C. volans of the Philippines.