The World is Wonderful! Welcome and thank you for exploring GeoFact of the Day, studying geography, and appreciating the globe's marvels.

Updated Country Post(s) (9/18/2017): KYRGYZSTANView All — Let me know (post a comment on any post) if you want to see a particular post updated with more info!

More than 1600 posts were published on the GeoFact of the Day Blog, as of September 2017

Search for Posts and Maps

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Do you have any thoughts or suggestions? Let me know with a comment!
*Please note that comments WILL be MODERATED; therefore, spam comments (including offers and links unrelated to the post topic) WILL be REMOVED.*
I greatly appreciate your input... thank you so much!

  • Map Link in new tab or window
  • Thank you so much for accessing your trusted source for reliable geographic info since 2008 — today and always!
  • Total Pageviews