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  • adjective Grandidier (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Grandidier's ..."


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for either of three French naturalists Alfred Grandidier, Ernest Grandidier and Guillaume Grandidier


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  • In 1996 the species was redescribed as the Xenotyphlops grandidieri in Redescription of a Rare Malagasy Blind Snake, Typhlops grandidieri Mocquard, with Placement in a New Genus (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) V. Wallach, Ivan Ineich Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Sep., 1996), pp. 367-376

    Archive 2007-01-01 2007

  • First discovered by Francois Mocquard the blind snake was described in 1905 and given the designation Typhlops grandidieri.

    Archive 2007-01-01 2007

  • These include two of the six Malagasy endemic baobab species (Adansonia grandidieri and A. suarezensis), two species or subspecies of primate, Perrier's sifaka and golden crowned sifaka, western forest rat, and ploughshare tortoise.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests 2009

  • Forests of the ecoregion may reach 15 m in height, with the endemic baobabs (Bombaceae family) Adansonia za and A. grandidieri as distinctive emergent species.

    Madagascar succulent woodlands 2008

  • Grandidier's baobab (Adansonia grandidieri), the largest baobab species on the island, is pollinated by nocturnal lemurs; other Malagasy species are pollinated by fruit-eating bats.

    Biological diversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands 2008

  • They now suggested the presence of six species: D. dussumieri from Aldabra, D. hololissa and D. arnoldi from the Seychelles, D. daudinii (probably) from the Seychelles, and D. abrupta and D. grandidieri from Madagascar.

    Archive 2006-02-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • A subfossil record of Galidictis grandidieri (Herpestidae: Galidiinae) from southwestern Madagascar.

    Madagascar spiny thickets 2008

  • The limestone cliffs are home to several endemic animal species including the mongoose (Galidictis grandidieri) and a blind cave-dwelling fish (Typhleotris madagascariensis) This area constitutes also a restricted distribution zone for the nocturnal gecko (Ebenavia maintimainty) as well as for the skink (Mabuya vezo).

    Madagascar spiny thickets 2008

  • There are also a few endemic species of snakes including Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinensis, Liopholidophis grandidieri, and L. sexlineatus.

    Madagascar subhumid forests 2007

  • Several endemic animals are restricted to the dry south of Madagascar including the recently described Grandidier’s mongoose (Galidictis grandidieri) and the Madagascar radiated tortoise or sokake (Geochelone radiata).

    Madagascar spiny thickets 2008


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