Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3


Only extant family within the mammalian order Dermoptera, consisting of the single genus Cynocephalus, and two species, C. volans and C. variegatus; found only on the islands of Southeast Asia. Dental formula: These are folivorous, arboreal, gliding mammals, sometimes incorrectly described as volant (flying).

See Flying Primate Hypothesis.

Full-Text Search Entries