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Mammals Of Madagascar Nick Garbutt

Mammals Of Madagascar

Nick Garbutt

Published April 10th 1999
ISBN : 9780300077513
Hardcover
320 pages
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Madagascars long isolation from the African mainland has resulted in the development of a striking array of flora and fauna. Of the 123 species of mammals present on the island, at least 103 are endemic, and there is a remarkable diversity among theMoreMadagascars long isolation from the African mainland has resulted in the development of a striking array of flora and fauna. Of the 123 species of mammals present on the island, at least 103 are endemic, and there is a remarkable diversity among the six orders of mammals represented. Drawing on unpublished data from eminent field biologists as well as his own firsthand experience, Nick Garbutt provides in this book a thorough and up-to-date overview of the mammals of Madagascar. The book gives clear and concise information on the morphology, behavior, and ecology of each species. He reviews the main biogeographic regions of the island and the habitat types these domains support. And he provides visitors to the island with information about the best places to see the mammals and ways to identify the species.