Definition of Flying cat
1. Noun. Arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps.
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Group relationships: Cynocephalus, Genus Cynocephalus
Specialized synonyms: Cynocephalus Variegatus
2. Noun. East Indian flying squirrel.
Generic synonyms: Asiatic Flying Squirrel
Group relationships: Genus Petaurista, Petaurista
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Literary usage of Flying cat
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1. On Mammalian Descent; the Hunterian Lectures for 1884: Being Nine Lectures by William Kitchen Parker (1885)
"It is found in this very flying cat I am speaking about; it has a rudiment of the blade, exactly like that of a Lizard, and I know of no other Mammal with ..."
2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"... around with such tremendous agility and lightning-like quickness that Caesar's mouth-hold was torn loose and he was flung across the flying cat's claws, ..."
3. On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Creation of by William Kirby (1835)
"An animal nearly related to the vampyres, the cat-ape? commonly called the flying cat, and by some the flying dog, though nearly related to the bats, ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"It was appropriated by Pallas to the lemur volans of Linnaeus, which had been designated by travellers under the names of flying cat, flying monkey, ..."