AnAge entry for Cynocephalus volans

Classification (HAGRID: 02918)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dermoptera
                Family: Cynocephalidae
                    Genus: Cynocephalus
Species
Cynocephalus volans
Common name
Flying lemur (glider)

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These are difficult animals to keep in captivity and so little is known about their longevity. There is one report, however, of one animal kept as pet for 17.5 years, after which it escaped [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
105 days
Weaning
193 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
38.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,300 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 573234
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 110931
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