Does Madagascar have the same animals as mainland Africa?
Among other animal groups, Madagascar has an odd assortment of birds (no honeyguides, hornbills, trogons, or woodpeckers), reptiles (the iguanas and boas of Madagascar have their nearest relatives on the other side of the globe, while abundant African groups like vipers and monitor lizards are nowhere to be found), fish (no characins, cyprinds, or mormyrids among others), amphibians (no toads, only frogs), and insects.
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