Lemurs | Reptiles | Birds | Others
Please read the Disclaimer and the following information about the databases before you use this system.
The databases accessed through this web page are not yet complete. Our goal is first to gather all Madagascar's known vernacular names of animals and plants. Then a progressive attempt of formalization will be made. In other words, local names which can designate unambiguously a species or a taxon will be selected.
As an example, the Lemur species' list is no longer an exhaustive list of all recorded lemurs' local names, but a taxonomically formalized list.
We do believe that this could be an useful utility for several people - from the common medicinal plant users, to the researchers in the field. The databases will be updated now and then for addition and/or correction as the work is advancing.
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to complete this project?
This web page is designed to provide information in regard of the subject matter. It is the purpose of its designer/owner to relate species' vernacular names with the most accurate scientific information. However, the database is still incomplete and there may be errors in its compilation.