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The Malagasy Subfossils

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 21)

Abstract

The Malagasy Vertebrate fauna, nowadays represented by types of medium or small size, shows many original features; however, it is but a relic of a far more diversified fauna, whose largest species in particular occur abundantly in a state of ossification. Their freshness is proof of their recent age; these are the subfossils.

Keywords

Marine Transgression Temporal Fossa Eastern Forest Giant Tortoise Malagasy Lemur 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mahe
    • 1
  1. 1.Geological LaboratoryUniversity of MadagascarTananariveMadagascar

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