Between August 1986 and September 1987, six Philippine flying lemurs (Cynocephalus volans) were observed foraging on 35 of 76 available species of trees, representing ≥12 families of ≥26 available families. Eight species were foraged on in amounts significantly greater than expected, given the tree's abundance on the study area, and four were foraged on significantly less than expected. The foraging strategy of C. volans involved foraging many times during the night, for short duration, in several different species of tree each night. This strategy differed from that of other arboreal folivores.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of Mammalogy
Wischusen, E., & Richmond, M. (1998). Foraging ecology of the Philippine flying lemur (Cynocephalus volans). Journal of Mammalogy, 79 (4), 1288-1295. https://doi.org/10.2307/1383020