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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Madagascar Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MADAGASCAR in Southeastern Africa lists 11 extinct species, 241 critically endangered species, and 424 endangered species. Since many species in Madagascar are endemic and live only in this biodiverse island country, the high number of endangered species may not seem surprising.

Madagascar's critically endangered species include the Belalanda Chameleon, Broad-nosed Gentle Lemur, Indri Lemur, Madagascar Pochard, Pinstripe Damba fish, Radiated Tortoise, Silky Simpona lemur, Southern Bluefin Tuna, Tahina Palm, and Yellow Mantella frog. Endangered species include the African Spotted Catshark, Ahmanson's Sportive Lemur, Amber Mountain Rock Thrush, Angel's Madagascar Frog, Cryptopus brachiatus orchid, Golden Sandfish, Madagascar Sacred Ibis, Meller's Duck, Olivier's Rail bird, Pygymy Blue Whale, Red Rain Frog, Slender-billed Flufftail (Waters' Crake) bird, Western Falanouc (cute!), and Yellowish Tree Cophyline Frog.

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