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patagium

[pə′tā·jē·əm]
(vertebrate zoology)
A membrane or fold of skin extending between the forelimbs and hindlimbs of flying squirrels, flying lizards, and other arboreal animals.
A membrane or fold of skin on a bird's wing anterior to the humeral and radioulnar bones.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The upward feeding orientation could be linked to subsequent grooming to clean membranes after prey are dismantled and fall into patagia. Analysis of prey remnants under roosts demonstrated that this species consumed moths, flies, and beetles, some of which were rather large based on remnants below roosts.
Torax: Patagia blanco-cremoso, con el borde mesal marron y escamas marrones sobre la parte postero-mesal.
2B) presenta un color rojizo intenso, similar al vinotinto; la patagia es del mismo color rojizo que se observa en el margen costal del ala anterior, menos amplia que la mitad del ala.
For example, co-existence of fly species on individual hosts often is attained by microhabitat specialization; flies are adapted to live in fur, on fur, or on patagia.