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Fauna and Flora of the Ankarana

  • Eric GilliEmail author
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Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Abstract

The difficulty encountered when trying to traverse the massif coupled with the presence of water, even in the dry season, has the advantage of making the Ankarana an area where animals and plants are naturally protected. The following lists are a very rough inventory of what may be encountered while visiting the place. Small animals like insects are too numerous to be presented here, but one to look out for is the larva of Phromnia rosea. It looks like a small white inflorescence gently moving on some plants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geography DepartmentParis 8 UniversitySaint-DenisFrance

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