The ring-tailed winged lemur has large membrane-like wings attached to its arms that allow it to take flight. It has a prominently white face, with gray patches of fur around its proportionately large eyes. The fur on its back is gray and white on its stomach, and its tail has a gray and white pattern.
The ring-tailed winged lemur is based upon the real world ring-tailed lemur, but with winged extensions that are similar to those of a bat. This fauna also bears resemblance to the real world flying squirrel and sugar glider.