Flaps for flight
The flying frog of Central America uses the webbing between its toes to glide from one tree to another. The parachuting gecko of Southeast Asia, however, has flanges on its body and tail as well as parachutes on its feet. The flying lizard, on the other hand, glides through the same forest by spreading out skin that is supported by elongated ribs. But the most accomplished glider of them all is the flying squirrel which can use its cloak of floppy skin as a parachute or to give lift as it glides.
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