Madagascar Reference Libraries

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Silvertip shark
2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles,...

Dumerils Boa
2007-02-19 03:42:14

The Dumeril's Boa, Acrantophis dumerili, is a species of boa endemic to the island of Madagascar. Found along the western coast and southwestern regions of Madagascar, it is a semi-arid habitat that gets fairly low amounts of rainfall. Along with many other species of animals, these boas are in danger of extinction if deforestation continues at its current rate. Dumeril's Boas grow to around...

Panther Chameleon
2007-02-19 03:33:35

The Panther Chameleon, Furcifer pardalis, is a species of chameleon that is a member of the Chamaeleonidae family. It lives throughout the island of Madagascar, varying in color throughout the different regions it is found. It lives mainly in tropical forest biome habitat. Male Panther Chameleons can grow up to 20 inches in length (including the tail). However, they usually tend to be about...

Ring-tailed Mongoose
2007-01-19 12:07:34

The ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans) is a Euplerid that lives on the island of Madagascar. Although it is called a "mongoose", it is really a closer relative to the fossa. The ring-tailed mongoose is relatively small. It is 12.5 to 15 in (32 to 38 cm) long and weighs only 24 to 32 oz (700 to 900 g). Its body is long and slender, and the rounded head has a pointed snout. The body is a...

2007-01-19 12:05:24

The fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is a mammal native to the island of Madagascar. It is sometimes said to resemble a cross between a dog and cat. It is actually more closely related to the mongoose. It is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island. Anatomy Male fossas are 29 to 31 in (75 to 80 cm) long, plus a tail that is 27 to 35 in (70 to 90 cm) long. They weigh 13 to 22 lb (6 to 10...

Mongoose Lemur
2007-01-02 10:35:21

The Mongoose Lemur (Eulemur mongoz) is a lemur ranging from 12 to 18 inches long plus a tail of 16 to 25 inches. The mongoose lemur lives in Madagascar dry deciduous forests within Madagascar. It also lives in the Comoros forests on the islands of Comoros. The Mongoose Lemur mostly eats fruit, though flowers, leaves and nectar also make up part of its diet. It is unusual in that depending on...

Eastern Woolly Lemur
2006-12-27 14:53:39

The eastern woolly lemur or Eastern Avahi (Avahi laniger) is a species of woolly lemur native to eastern Madagascar. They live in humid forests. The nocturnal animals weigh 2.20 to 2.87 lbs (1 to 1.3 kg) and reach a length of 10.63 to 11.42 inches (27 to 29 cm) with a tail 12.99 to 14.57 inches (33 to 37 cm). Their diet consists mainly of leaves and buds. The Eastern Woolly Lemur lives in...

Red-tailed Sportive Lemur
2006-12-27 14:50:52

The red-tailed sportive lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus) is, like all lemurs, native to Madagascar. It is a nocturnal species feeding largely on leaves. They also eat some fruit. Individuals weigh around 28.21 ounces (800 grams), and there is little sexual dimorphism. Both members of the pair use the same home range, and there is little overlap between the home ranges of neighboring pairs. Travel...

Golden Bamboo Lemur
2006-12-27 14:49:16

The golden bamboo lemur or golden lemur (Hapalemur aureus) is a medium sized bamboo lemur endemic to southeastern Madagascar. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss. The population is declining with only about 1000 individuals. As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses. It feeds especially on the Giant Bamboo. The Golden Bamboo Lemur is...

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur
2006-12-27 14:47:26

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also known as the gray bamboo lemur and the gray gentle lemur, is a small lemur endemic to Madagascar. The eastern lesser bamboo lemur feeds mainly on bamboo. The lemurs of the Hapalemur genus have more manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination than most lemurs. They are vertical climbers and jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests....

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.