Madagascar, with its unique and highly endemic flora and fauna, is a world conservation priority, but until now, no detailed synthesis has been available for the small mammals of the island. This pocket-sized book, written in non-technical French and beautifully illustrated throughout, fills that gap with both a general introduction to Malagasy small mammals and detailed entries for fifty-nine endemic species, many only recently described by science. Small mammals covered include Madagascar s endemic rodent speciesthe mice and rats of the greatly diversified subfamily Nesomyinae, which have evolved to fill a variety of ecological nichesas well as the snouted, insectivore-like mammals of the family Tenrecidae."
Voahangy Soarimalala is the scientific coordinator of Association Vahatra, museum curator in the Department of Animal Biology at the University of Antananarivo, and a professor at the University of Fianarantsoaall in Madagascar. Steven M. Goodman is the MacArthur Field Biologist at the Field Museum, Chicago, and he is based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. He is coeditor of "The Natural History of Madagascar "and "Atlas of Selected Land Vertebrates of Madagascar," the former published and the latter distributed by the University of Chicago Press. They are both founding members of the Association Vahatra, a Malagasy organization dedicated to the advancement of science on Madagascar, particularly conservation education and research."
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