Madagascan floral region

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Madagascan floral region Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Palaeotropical kingdom, which geographically includes Madagascar, the Seychelles, and the Mascarenes. A high proportion of the genera, perhaps exceeding 200, is endemic (see endemism); and depending on the taxonomic system adopted, there are two or three endemic families. See also floral province and floristic region.

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Madagascan floral region Part of R. Good's (The Geography of the Flowering Plants, 1974) palaeotropical kingdom, which geographically includes Madagascar, the Seychelles, and the Mascarenes. A high proportion of the genera, perhaps exceeding 200, is endemic (see ENDEMISM); and, depending on the taxonomic system adopted, there are 2 or 3 endemic families. See also FLORAL PROVINCE and FLORISTIC REGION.

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Madagascan faunal subregion The strongly endemic (see endemism) and insular fauna of Madagascar, which includes five orders found nowhere else. For example, four of the five families of lemurs survive only in Madagascar; and this is the only part of the African continent from which the more advanced apes and monkeys are entirely absent.

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Madagascan faunal subregion The strongly endemic and insular fauna of Madagascar, that includes five orders found nowhere else. For example, four of the five families of lemurs survive only in Madagascar; and this is the only part of the African continent from which the more advanced apes and monkeys are entirely absent.

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