Daily Archives: September 23, 2011

The Flying Fish!

Resident of both sea an sky, the Flying Fish is often seen gliding above the water and maneuvering away from predators with ease. The term “Flying Fish” is a broad nickname for the Exocoetidae family which contains over 40 different species of flying fish. These species can be seperated, roughly, into two different groups – […]

The Sugar Glider

Petaurus breviceps, more commonly referred to as the “Sugar Glider,” is a small marsupial found in Australia. On average Sugar Glides have the ability to glide approximately 50-150 meters. Sugar gliders have a squirrel-like body ending in a long tail. The heady is rather short and narrow. The hind feet are “syndactylus”, with two of […]

The Flying Lizard

The agamid genus Draco, also known as the Flying Lizard, is a gliding animal. Within Southeast Asia, there are many different species of Draco, but they all have the same physical adaptation of a patagium. A patagium is an extension of extra skin from the body that acts as a wing for gliding animals. What […]