Animal Size

Sunda flying lemur size: How big do they get?

How big does a Sunda flying lemur get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Sunda flying lemur (Cynocephalus variegatus) reaches an average size of 38 cm (1′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 0.25 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.11 kg (2.45 lbs). A Sunda flying lemur has 1 babies at once. The Sunda flying lemur (genus: Cynocephalus) is a member of the family Cynocephalidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The Sunda flying lemur (Galeopterus variegatus) or Sunda colugo, also known as the Malayan flying lemur or Malayan colugo, is a species of colugo. Until recently, it was thought to be one of only two species of flying lemurs, the other being the Philippine flying lemur, which is found only in the Philippines. This species can be found throughout Southeast Asia ranging from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, southern Vietnam, southern Burma, and Singapore.The Sunda flying lemur is not a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits. After a 60-day gestation period, a single offspring is carried on the mother’s abdomen held by a large skin membrane. It is a forest-dependent species.The head-body length of Sunda flying lemur is about 33 to 42 cm (13 to 17 in). Its tail length measures 18 to 27 cm (7.1 to 10.6 in), and its weight is 0.9 to 1.3 kg (2.0 to 2.9 lb).The Sunda flying lemur is protected by national legislation. The Sunda flying lemurs are often hunted by locals with spears or other lethal equipment for various reasons such as food and fur. Habitat loss is known to occur intermittently, particularly in developing countries such as Malaysia. In addition to deforestation and loss of habitat, local subsistence hunting poses a serious threat to this animal. Competition with the plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) represents another challenge for this species. More information is needed on population declines, but at present, the rate of the decline is not believed to merit listing in any category lower than least concern.

Animals of the same family as a Sunda flying lemur

We found other animals of the Cynocephalidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Sunda flying lemur

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Sunda flying lemur

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Sunda flying lemur

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Sunda flying lemur:

Animals with the same weight as a Sunda flying lemur

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