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Air Madagascar DC-4 crash in 1967 at Antananarivo Airport, among those killed was the Malagasy foreign minister ?
Albert Sylla one colony of the
Madagascar bat contained an estimated 40,000 individuals?
Triaenops menamena possible relatives of the extinct
Madagascar mammal include Plesiorycteropus hedgehogs, aardvarks, and hyraxes, and its remains have been misidentified as rodents and the giant aye-aye?
between 2000 and 2008,
39 new species of lemur ( were described in Ring-tailed Lemur pictured) Madagascar, bringing the total number of recognized species and subspecies to 99?
as recently as 500 years ago, the island of
Madagascar was inhabited by giant lemurs, referred to as , that weighed between 10 and 200 kg (22 and 440 lb)?
subfossil lemurs although the
Malagasy bat was first collected in 1967, it was not formally described until 1995?
Neoromicia malagasyensis although the
, formerly one of the top giant fossa carnivores of Madagascar, is thought to be extinct, there is some anecdotal evidence of very large living fossas?
Cretaceous Malagasy mammal is most closely related to a species from Lavanify India?
Madagascar bat has a noseleaf with three straight, about equally long lancets?
Paratriaenops auritus the extinct
was the largest Hipposideros besaoka insectivorous bat of Madagascar?
the type specimen of
represents the first Kinkonychelys turtle skull described from the pre- Holocene era in Madagascar?
the Blue Vanga is the only
occurring outside of vanga Madagascar?
mossy leaf-tail gecko (pictured) of Madagascar possesses dermal flaps which disguise its outline?
Malagasy bat species is characterized by a long, straight penis?
Pipistrellus raceyi the
is a white, Silky Sifaka diurnal rainforest sifaka found solely within a small area of northeastern Madagascar?
although no fossils of the extinct
have been dated within the last 1,000 years, villagers in Malagasy Hippopotamus Madagascar described a similar creature still alive as recently as 1976?
, an extinct bat from Triaenops goodmani Madagascar, is known only from three lower jaws?
in January 2004 crossed Cyclone Elita Madagascar three times, an unusual event but not unprecedented?
is a family of Didiereaceae cactus-like flowering plants that make up the spiny thickets of Madagascar?
, former Vice President of Jacques Rabemananjara Madagascar, was also an important negritude poet and playwright?
is a newly described species of Claire's Mouse Lemur primate that only lives on Nosy Bé, an island near Madagascar?
Madagascar's unique wildlife, such as the Red-bellied Lemur, is one of the country's main ?
France's Madagascar expedition of 1883 (bombing action pictured) was triggered by the will to remove British economic and religious influence from the island of Madagascar?
lemurs (pictured) are primates that on the island of evolved and diversified Madagascar after arriving there at least 56 million years ago on a raft of vegetation?
came to prominence in 1929 after 3,000 demonstrated following speeches in a Jean Ralaimongo cinema in Madagascar?
was a French adventurer who tried to overthrow the "Mad Queen" Joseph-François Lambert Ranavalona I of Madagascar?
, a newly discovered species of Beccariophoenix alfredii palm tree native to Madagascar, has a similar appearance to the Coconut palm, but is cold hardier?
Kalanchoe pinnata (pictured), a succulent plant native to Madagascar, has been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago as being used as a traditional treatment for high blood pressure?
, which lived in Ambondro Madagascar about 167 million years ago, is the oldest known mammal with modern, tribosphenic molars?
, American William Louis Abbott doctor and philanthropist, went to Madagascar to enlist in the native army against the second French occupation of the island?
established the Ratsimilaho Betsimisaraka who make up 15% of Madagascar's population?
, a broken UA 8699 molar from the Cretaceous of Madagascar, may be a fragment of the only Mesozoic marsupial from the southern continents?
crayfish of the Madagascan genus have fewer Astacoides gills than any other crayfish?
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Question 1: 16th century
Question 2: What is the leader of Madagascar called?
Question 3: Who of the following is/was the leader of Madagascar?
Question 4: From about 1774 to 1824, Madagascar was a favourite haunt for pirates, including Americans, one of whom brought Malagasy rice to ________.
Question 5: What is the national anthem of Madagascar?
Question 7: The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are ________ to Madagascar.
Question 8: What timezone is Madagascar in during daylight savings?
Question 9: The written history of Madagascar begins in the 7th century, when [10 ] ________ established trading posts along the northwest coast.
Question 10: The ________ is of Malayo-Polynesian origin and is generally spoken throughout the island.