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  • n. Plural form of phalanger.


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  • Unlike ‘flying squirrels’ (rodents) and ‘flying phalangers’ (marsupials), colugos incorporate the tail into the gliding membrane.


  • Flying squirrels (two independent groups of rodents), and flying phalangers (Australian marsupials, looking almost exactly like flying squirrels but not closely related) stretch a membrane of skin between the arms and the legs.


  • The colugo, or so-called ‘flying lemur’, of the south-east Asian forests resembles the flying squirrels and flying phalangers, except that the tail, as well as the arms and legs, is included in the support structure of the flight membrane.


  • They were an odd assortment, from the more familiar rats and mice to bandicoots and phalangers.

    The Day of the Dissonance

  • Stem: Insectivorous. the parachute types of the flying squirrels and phalangers, or into the true flying types of the bats ....

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Australia in the lump was wholly given over, on its first discovery, to kangaroos, phalangers, dasyures, wombats, and other quaint marsupial animals, with names as strange and clumsy as their forms.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • Europe seems to have been broken up into an archipelago of coral reefs and atolls; and the islands of this ancient oolitic ocean were tenanted by numbers of tiny ancestral marsupials, some of which approached in appearance the pouched ant-eaters of Western Australia, while others resembled rather the phalangers and wombats, or turned into excellent imitation carnivores, like our modern friend the Tasmanian devil.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • In place of the petty phalangers and pouched ant-eaters of the oolitic period, our tertiary strata in the larger continents show us a rapid and extraordinary development of the mammalian race into monstrous creatures, some of them now quite extinct, and some still holding their own undisturbed in India, Africa, and the

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • In the first two cases (44, 45) which the visitor will examine, are the varieties of Australian phalangers; and here also are the New Holland bears, the Australian wombat, the flying squirrel of

    How to See the British Museum in Four Visits

  • Norfolk Island, the flying phalangers; and in the right corner of the case are grouped those notable animals to which public curiosity has of late years been so keenly directed -- the kangaroos.

    How to See the British Museum in Four Visits


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