The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Daubentonia madagascariensis (Gmelin, 1788)




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Sciurus madagascariensis Gmelin, 1788


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1957

IUCN RedList status: Endangered















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