Colugo, Indonesia (USNM 123087)

USNM 123087

The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many colugos in its scientific collections. 

This specimen, USNM 123087 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7246054), is a female Sunda flying lemur (Galeopterus variegatus) from Indonesia. This specimen was collected in 1903 by  William Abbott near Pula Penuba. This specimen measured 605 mm in total length, 240 mm in tail length, and 365 mm in head to body length

This is a CT scan of the skull of USNM 123087. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.