Prolemuris noctis - night squirrel
1 meter in height
|Behind the Scenes|
The prolemuris has lateral membranes that grow out of its sides and between its lower arm and thigh. When it leaps from tree to tree, the wind catches in these membrane flaps and slows the animal's rate of fall. This allows the animal to fall for more than twelve meters without risk or injury. The prolemuris have hollow bones, and the density of their musculature and flesh is also porous, which makes them much lighter than they appear. Even the largest prolemuris weigh less than six kilograms. The prolemuris's ears are erect flaps that can move independently of one another in order to track sounds precisely. Its toes are webbed and have a vestigial thumb that helps the animal cling to branches. Its arms bifurcate below the humerus. The prolemuris can reach up to one meter in height. It has large eyes with binocular vision, an apelike skull with a short snout, small nostrils and jaw, and needle-sharp teeth that are adapted to cut through tough Pandoran flora.
Unlike other pandoran animals, the prolemuris has only a single neural queue and a small amount of hair on its head.
The prolemuris can use its four arms to move through the trees faster than an average human can run. It has near-perfect balance, and its superb depth perception allows it to leap from branch to branch while selecting just the right handhold out of the forest mosaic. In this, it resembles the Na'vi who can also move through the rain forest canopy with tremendous agility.
The Prolemuris can be trained to perform simple tricks, but has a very short attention span. It is easily distracted if it senses danger.
In the DS game, Nok had a prolemuris helper given to him by Eywa. The Prolemuris could access spaces too small for Nok to reach, such as the inside of the Digger. The lore ability Prolemuris' Resolve causes them to be less distracted when injured.
- Pandorapedia - Prolemuris article