Dermoptera (Flying Lemurs)
Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Beard, C. 2001. Dermoptera (Flying Lemurs). eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
Dermopterans are an order of placental mammals represented by only two living species confined to Southeast Asia. Numerous anatomical specializations for arboreal climbing and gliding distinguish dermopterans from other mammals. Competing phylogenetic reconstructions place dermopterans as the nearest relatives of either primates or bats.