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Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa).
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Anjozorobe is a large town in Analamanga Region, Madagascar, approximately 90 kilometres north-east of the capital Antananarivo.
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Arboreal locomotion is the locomotion of animals in trees.
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Brachytarsomys is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.
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Brachyuromys is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.
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In rodents, the capsular process or projection is a bony capsule that contains the root of the lower incisor.
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The Central Highlands, Central High Plateau, or Hauts-Plateaux are a mountainous biogeographical region in central Madagascar.
Chordates are animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles.
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A cusp is a pointed, projecting, or elevated feature.
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Cytochrome b is a protein found in the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells.
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Eimeria is a genus of apicomplexan parasites that includes various species capable of causing the disease coccidiosis in cattle and poultry, among other animals.
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Eliurus is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.
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Eliurus petteri is a rodent in the genus Eliurus found in lowland eastern Madagascar.
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An Endangered (EN) species is a species which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as likely to become extinct.
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The entepicondylar foramen is an opening in the distal (far) end of the humerus (upper arm bone) present in some mammals.
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In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.
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Grandidier's tufted-tailed rat (Eliurus grandidieri) is a species of rodent from the family Nesomyidae.
The humerus (Plural: humeri) is a long bone in the arm or forelimb that runs from the shoulder to the elbow.
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Hypsodont is a pattern of dentition with high-crowned teeth and enamel extending past the gum line, providing extra material for wear and tear.
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In the human mouth, the incisive foramen, also called anterior palatine foramen, or nasopalatine foramen is a funnel-shaped opening in the bone of the oral hard palate immediately behind the incisor teeth where blood vessels and nerves pass.
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Incisors (from Latin incidere, "to cut") are the front teeth present in most heterodont mammals.
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The interorbital region of the skull is located between the eyes, anterior to the braincase.
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.
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A least concern (LC) species is one which has been categorised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated but not qualified for any other category.
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Macrotarsomys is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.
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Madagascar (or; Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.
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Mahajanga is a former province of Madagascar with an area of 150,023 km².
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Major's tufted-tailed rat (Eliurus majori) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family.
Mammals (class Mammalia from Latin mamma "breast") are any members of a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain).
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A mammary gland is an organ in female mammals that produces milk to feed young offspring.
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In vertebrates, the mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is a bone forming the skull with the cranium.
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Marojejy National Park is a national park in the Sava Region of northeastern Madagascar.
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The maxillae (plural: maxillae)OED 2nd edition, 1989.
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Mites, along with ticks, are small arthropods belonging to the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina) and the class Arachnida.
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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that cells can use, adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
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The molars or molar teeth are large, flat teeth at the back of the mouth.
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Molecular phylogenetics is the branch of phylogeny that analyses hereditary molecular differences, mainly in DNA sequences, to gain information on an organism's evolutionary relationships.
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In common cladistic usage, a monophyletic group is a taxon (group of organisms) which forms a clade, meaning that it consists of an ancestral species and all its descendants.
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Montane ecology is the branch of ecology that studies life systems on mountains or other high elevation regions on the Earth.
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Monticolomys is a genus of rodents within the subfamily Nesomyinae of the family Nesomyidae, and is closely related to Macrotarsomys.
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Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features.
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Musk is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery.
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The Nesomyidae are a family of African rodents in the large and complex superfamily Muroidea.
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The Malagasy rats and mice are the sole members of the subfamily Nesomyinae.
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The skull can be divided into two parts: the neurocranium, which forms a protective case around the brain, and the facial skeleton, which forms the skeleton of the face.
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The Northern Highlands are a mountainous biogeographical region of northern Madagascar.
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Nuclear DNA, or nuclear deoxyribonucleic acid (nDNA), is DNA contained within a nucleus of eukaryotic organisms.
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A nucleic acid sequence is a succession of letters that indicate the order of nucleotides within a DNA (using GACT) or RNA (GACU) molecule.
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The palatine bone is an irregular bone of the facial skeleton in many animal species.
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In biology/ecology, parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
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Phylogenetics (greek: φυλή, φῦλον - phylé, phylon.
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Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological and/or cultural values.
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Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of unremittingly growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.
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Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique that involves the cutting and burning of plants in forests or woodlands to create fields.
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The squamosal is a bone of the head of higher vertebrates.
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Steven Michael Goodman is an American Conservation Biologist, and field biologist on staff in the Department of Zoology at the Field Museum of Natural History.
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Subfossil (as opposed to fossil) is the remains of a once-living organism where the remains are not fully fossil.
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In some rodents, the subsquamosal fenestra is an opening between two parts of the squamosal bone, at the back of the skull.
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In anatomy, a suture is a fairly rigid joint between two or more hard elements of an organism, with or without significant overlap of the elements.
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In tetrapods, the tarsus is a cluster of seven articulating bones in each foot situated between the lower end of tibia and fibula of the lower leg and the metatarsus.
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Taxonomy (from τάξις taxis, "arrangement," and -νομία -nomia, "method") is the science of defining groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics and giving names to those groups.
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The tympanic cavity is a small cavity surrounding the bones of the middle ear.
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In zoological nomenclature, a type species (Species typica) is the species name with which the name of a genus or subgenus is considered to be permanently taxonomically associated, i.e., the species that contains the biological type specimen(s).
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Voalavo antsahabensis, also known as the eastern voalavo, is a rodent in the family Nesomyidae which occurs in the Anjozorobe forest of eastern Madagascar.
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Voalavo gymnocaudus, also known as the northern voalavo, naked-tailed voalavo, or just voalavo, is a rodent in the family Nesomyidae found in the highlands of northern Madagascar.
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The voalavoanala (Gymnuromys roberti) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae.
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The white-tipped tufted-tailed rat (Eliurus penicillatus) is a rodent found only on the island of Madagascar.
The zygomatic arch or cheek bone is formed by the zygomatic process of temporal bone (a bone extending forward from the side of the skull, over the opening of the ear) and the temporal process of the zygomatic bone (the side of the cheekbone), the two being united by an oblique suture (zygomaticotemporal suture); the tendon of the Temporalis passes medial to the arch to gain insertion into the coronoid process of the mandible.
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In rodent anatomy, the zygomatic plate is a bony plate derived from the flattened front part of the zygomatic arch (cheekbone).
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