Saturday, July 9, 2016
Narrow striped mongoose
The narrow striped mongoose (Mungotictis Decemineata) is a member of the family Eupleridae, subfamily Galidiinae, and endemic to Madagascar. It is one of the 3 most ancient surviving Euplerids along with the fossa and Malagasy civet. Lemurs, Carnivores, Tenrecs, Rodents, and Bats are the only surviving mammals of Madagascar. They were all originally from Africa until 40 million years ago when a violent storm swept them away to Madagascar. The current moves South today. But about 40,000,000 years ago, the current moves quickly Eastward towards the island.