Animal Weight

How much does a Philippine flying lemur weight?

It is hard to guess what a Philippine flying lemur weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Philippine flying lemur (Cynocephalus volans) on average weights 1.25 kg (2.76 lbs).

The Philippine flying lemur is from the family Cynocephalidae (genus: Cynocephalus). It is usually born with about 35 grams (0.08 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 38 cm (1′ 3″). Usually, Philippine flying lemurs have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Philippine flying lemur is 1.25 kg (2.76 lbs)

The Philippine flying lemur or Philippine colugo (Cynocephalus volans), known locally as kagwang, is one of two species of colugo or “flying lemurs”. It is monotypic of its genus. Although called a flying lemur, it cannot fly and is not a lemur. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees.The kagwang belongs to the order Dermoptera that contains only two species, one of which is found in the Philippines, while the other, the Sunda flying lemur, is found in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Recent research from genetic analysis suggests two other species, the Bornean flying lemur and the Javan flying lemur, may exist, as well, but they have yet to be officially classified.Both species of Dermoptera are classified under the superorder Euarchonta, which includes treeshrews and primates, as well as an extinct order of mammals, the Plesiadapiformes.

Animals of the same family as a Philippine flying lemur

We found other animals of the Cynocephalidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Philippine flying lemur

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynocephalus volans:

Animals with the same size as a Philippine flying lemur

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Philippine flying lemur:

Animals with the same litter size as a Philippine flying lemur

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Philippine flying lemur: