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Madagascar Tree Boa
2008-11-21 16:19:16

The Madagascar Tree Boa or Malagasy Tree Boa (Boa manditra), is a non-venomous species of boa endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is the only species in this genus or family. Its habitat is trees and shrubs near streams, rivers, ponds and swamps. It is generally nocturnal and feeds on bats and birds. It will occasionally leave the trees to hunt for small mammals on the ground. Adults...

Madagascar Ground Boa
2008-11-21 16:17:34

The Madagascar Ground Boa or Malagasy Ground Boa (Boa madagascariensis), is a non-venomous species of snake native to the island of Madagascar. It occurs mainly in the central and northern parts of the island. Its habitat is sparse, open woodland. It shelters in mammal burrows, fallen trees, wood piles and other debris and areas that offer protection. It hibernates during the cool and dry...

Dyscophus guineti
2008-07-25 15:56:53

Dyscophus guineti is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. Photo Copyright and Credit

Green Skeleton Frog
2008-07-25 15:52:32

The Green Skeleton Frog (Boophis jaegeri), is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, plantations, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. Photo Copyright and Credit

Eastern Fork-marked Lemur
2007-10-22 16:02:08

The Eastern Fork-marked Lemur (Phaner furcifer), is found in the coastal forests of northern and western Madagascar. Its diet consists mainly of the gum of trees in temperate deciduous forests. It has become specialized for harvesting this substance. It has a dental comb-like filling that is used to scrape the gum that oozes out of holes in the tree's surface. The structure consists of a row of...

Malagasy Giant Rat
2007-06-25 09:48:58

The Malagasy Giant Rat, Hypogeomys antimena, is a rodent native to the Menabe region of Madagascar. It is an endangered species due to habitat loss, reproductive habits and limited range. It is confined to an area of 12.5 square miles north of Morondava, between the rivers Tomitsy and Tsiribihina. Pairs are monogamous and females bear only one or two young per year. It is the only living...

Verreauxs Sifaka
2007-06-25 09:33:01

Verreaux's Sifaka, Propithecus verreauxi, is a medium-sized primate in the lemur family Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rain forest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides, top of the head, and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail...

Pygmy Mouse Lemur Peters Mouse Lemur
2007-06-25 09:31:56

The Pygmy Mouse Lemur, Microcebus myoxinus, also known as Peters' Mouse Lemur, is the smallest primate in the world. Its small size and nocturnal nature made it difficult to locate for over a century, and was rediscovered in the Kirindy forest in western Madagascar in 1993. They are believed to inhabit other parts of the island, but so far have only been discovered in a localized area. It lives...

Gray Mouse Lemur Microcebus murinus
2007-06-25 09:30:38

The Gray Mouse Lemur, Microcebus murinus, is a mouse lemur species in the genus Microcebus. Its range is in the damp woodlands of the west, south, and southwest coasts of Madagascar including much of the Madagascar dry deciduous forests. The Gray mouse Lemur is one of the smallest primates measuring only 4 to 5.5 inches tall with a 4 to 6 inch tail. It weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 ounces. Its...

Big-eyed cardinalfish
2007-05-21 07:54:16

The Big-eyed cardinalfish, Bigeye cardinalfish, or Bigeye, Epigonus lenimen, is a deepwater cardinalfish of the genus Epigonus, found in southern temperate waters south of Australia, Madagascar, and New Zealand, at depths of between 1640.42 and 2624.67 ft (500 and 800 m). Its length is between 3.94 and 7.09 in (10 and 18 cm). The Big-eyed cardinalfish is an elongated deepwater species having...

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.