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Re: New Papers of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

On 10/11/07, Tommy Tyrberg <tommy.tyrberg@norrkoping.mail.telia.com> wrote:
> There are NO primate species (or genera for that matter) that occur
> in both Africa and Madagascar.

Well ... there is *one*....

>  As a matter of fact I don't think Africa and Madagascar have *any* mammal 
> species in
> common  (except the probably introduced bush-pig).

Probably some pinnipeds and chiropterans, too? (And probably some
introduced rodents.)

Anyway, not debating your larger point. Also interesting: as I recall,
the Malagasy language is in the Austronesian family, which originated
in Taiwan.
Mike Keesey