patagium


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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.
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Thorax: Patagium and mesonotum dark brown with purplish luster; tegulae white, suffused with dark brown basally and distally.
Instead, the animal coasts between trees using a skin membrane attached to its hands and feet called a patagium.
It is important that the volume is administered slowly and the site massaged to prevent pooling in the patagium.
Thorax: Dorsally white; patagium and tegula white, a few specimens with tegula grey and metathorax dorsally grey.
The basic mechanism behind--or, rather, beneath--the animal's aeronautic engineering is a loose, fur-covered flap of skin called a patagium that extends along each side of its body from front ankle to rear ankle.
The patagium was wiped clean and locally disinfected with a sanitary towel soaked in 96% alcohol to prevent infections.