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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT100Y1
Professor
Fukishima
Semester
Winter

Description
Marvels of Madagascar • 4 largest island in world • People o Malagasy people, Indo-Malaysian origin o 18 Tribes, 12 dialects • Plant o 12 000 species of plants  70-80% endemic (not found anywhere else) • Environment o Mountains o Beaches o Lakes o Forests • Animal o Bizzare bugs  Over 100 000 species of bugs (including arachnids)  90% endemic o Geckos  60 different species  Day geckos, leaf-tailed geckos o Chameleons  150 species  ½ of world’s species of chameleons  Largest and smallest chameleon in the world o Birds  294 species • 105 endemic  Many endemic families of birds • Mesites, ground rollers, asities o Mammals  204 species  ½ are lemurs • Only places in the world where half of mammals are
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