Endemic fauna of Mauritius

25 endemic species, 11 are already extinct.
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The Round Island Boa Schlegel (Casarea dussumieri) is a species of snake in the family bolyériidés endemic to Round Island, an island a few kilometers north of Mauritius.
Its vernacular name commemorates the German zoologist Hermann Schlegel (from 1804 to 1884). Its specific name (dussumieri) is dedicated to Jean-Jacques Dussumier (1792-1883), a French navy sailor who collected numerous specimens of this reptile.
This is the only species of the genus Casarea.

Pink Pigeon (nesoenas mayeri), sometimes called Pigeon ponds, is a species of bird of the family Columbidae endemic of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, sometimes classified as Columba Streptopelia or genres. You Pourre Casela to contemplate the island as well as egrets.

The Cuckooshrike Maurice (Coracina typica) or campéphage of Mauritius is locally called robin cook. This is a bird species of the family Campephagidae endemic of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. It is threatened today.
He lives in the canopy of the dense forests of the island, including Bassin Blanc or in the nature reserve Macchabee-Bel Ombre.
The population was estimated at approximately 200 pairs in the 1970s occurred since scarcity is due to deforestation and thus to the destruction of the species' habitat.

Also called Hawk of Mauritius, the Mauritius kestrel (Falco punctatus) is an endemic species of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, belonging to the family Falconidae. It is sometimes referred Falcon spotted.
The population of the Mauritius kestrel rose from just four individuals in 1974 to 800 in 2006

The Mauritius Fody (Foudia rubra) is a species of passerine belonging to the family of Ploceidae. It is endemic to Mauritius.
It is classified as a species in danger of extinction, the total population is currently less than 250 individuals. It is threatened by habitat destruction and introduced predators. It merges with the Cardinal to it from Madagascar.

The skink Bojer (Gongylomorphus bojerii) is a species of lizard of the family Scincidae (Skinks them), the only species of the genus Gongylomorphus

The skink or Telfair Round Island, (leiolopisma telfairii) is a species of lizard of the family Scincidae (the skink).

Nactus coindemirensis is a species of gecko of the subfamily geckoninés.

Serpent Island Gecko is a squamates species of the family Gekkonidae.

The blue-tailed day gecko (Phelsuma cepediana) is a species of diurnal and arboreal gecko Mauritius.
The blue-tailed day gecko is one of day geckos of medium size. It can reach a total length of fifteen centimeters.
The body of the male is light green to blue-green. Covered with dark spots and red spots, its back is deep blue. Its tail has a deeper blue, hence the common name for the species.
For their part, the females do not have these very bright blue colors. Sometimes they have rather the back of a brilliant green. It can be covered with red rust points.
In any case, male and female always have a dorsolateral stripe. It is sometimes interrupted. The blue-tailed day gecko also presents a red stripe on the shoulders of the nostrils.
The name of this species is dedicated to Count Lacépède (1756-1825), who was a French zoologist.
The blue-tailed day gecko is found mostly in the bushes and trees such as coconut, banana, papaya and traveler's tree. It is also found in gardens and homes in suburban areas.

Also called day gecko Round Island, the Phelsume Günther (Phelsuma guentheri) is a species of reptile of the family Gekkonidae which are found in Mauritius.
The phelsume Günther is one of the biggest day geckos. Though they are often much smaller males can reach a total length of about 25 centimeters. Females are generally smaller than them.
The reptile body is grayish brown see. A dark brown stripe runs through his head nostrils to the auditory organ. His back is sometimes marked with dark spots. Some individuals also have yellow streaks on the legs and toes. The belly is white or yellowish.
Only the Jersey Zoo Jersey Wildlife Preservation student in captivity, the species is also threatened.

The Mauritius Parakeet (Psittacula eques echo or Psittacula echo), also known as Rose-ringed Parakeet or locally cateau big green is the only still alive among the species Psittacula genus that inhabited the Mascarene Islands (South islands of the Indian Ocean near of Madagascar). It is endemic of Mauritius since his disappearance Reunion. The species, reduced to fifteen people ten years ago was the subject of a breeding program and relâchage in the park of the Black River, which helped increase its population to 190 individuals in 2003.1 In 2010, its population is estimated at around 300 individuals

The Mauritian flying fox (Pteropus Niger, Kerr, 1792) is an endemic species of flying fox Mascarene, a southwestern archipelago in the Indian Ocean. She was considered extinct on the island of Reunion, until some specimens probably from the neighboring Mauritius are observed in the Hauts East starting in June 20071. The Mauritian flying fox is on menacées2 red list of species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published in September 2008.

The White-eye Maurice Maurice Green or White-eye (Zosterops chloronothos) is a passerine species of the family Zosteropidae representing the endemic fauna of Mauritius.

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