What is another word for Genus Ptilocercus?

2 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈɛnəs tˈɪlə͡ʊsəkəs], [ d‍ʒˈɛnəs tˈɪlə‍ʊsəkəs], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_s t_ˈɪ_l_əʊ_s_ə_k_ə_s]

The Genus Ptilocercus refers to a rare family of mammal species known as colugos, also called flying lemurs. Colugos are small, arboreal creatures native to Southeast Asia, known for their distinct gliding abilities thanks to a patagium, a fold of skin that extends from their limbs to their tails. Some synonyms for Genus Ptilocercus include the colugo family, the flying lemur genus, or Ptilocercus family specifically. Colugos are not true lemurs nor can they fly, but glide up to 140 meters in a single jump. With only two known species in the Genus Ptilocercus, these animals are truly amazing and unique.

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    Synonyms for Genus ptilocercus:

    How to use "Genus ptilocercus" in context?

    The Ptilocercus genus is composed of nineteen species of birds in the New World warbler family. These birds are variable in appearance, with some having a conical bill and others a wattled bill. They are birds of the brushy thickets and open woodlands of the eastern and central United States and southern Canada. All but one of the Ptilocercus species have red or rusty feathers on their heads and body. They forage for insects, seeds, and fruit, often in close association with other birds. Ptilocercus species are curious and often entertaining residents of open habitats.

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