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Actual Scientific name : French name English name


Ordres Familles
Carnivora (Carnivores) Canidae (jackals, wild dogs)
 Felidae (cats)
 Herpestidae (mongooses)
 Hyaenidae (hyaenas)
 Mustelidae (otters, ratels, ...)
 Viverridae (civets, genets)
Cetartiodactyla (Even-toed ungulates former Artiodactyla) Bovidae (Antelopes, buffaloes)
 Hippopotamidae (hippopotamus)
 Suidae (warthogs,...)
Chiroptera (Bats) Emballonuridae (sheath-tailed and tomb bats)
 Hipposideridae (leaf-nosed bats)
 Megadermatidae (false vampire bats)
 Molossidae (free-tailed bats)
 Nycteridae (slit-faced bats)
 Pteropodidae (fruit bats)
 Rhinolophidae (horseshoe bats)
 Vespertilionidae (vesper bats)
Hyracoidea (Hyraxes) Procaviidae (hyraxes)
Insectivora (Insectivores) Macroscelidae (elephant shrews)
 Potamogalidae (otter shrews)
 Soricidae (shrews)
Lagomorpha (Lagomorphs) Leporidae (hares)
Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates) Equidae (zebras)
 Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceroses)
Pholidota (Pangolins) Manidae (pangolins)
Primates Cercopithecidae (monkeys, baboons)
 Lorisidae (bushbabies)
 Pongidae (chimpanzees, gorillas)
Proboscidea (Proboscidians) Elephantidae (elephants)
Rodentia (Rodents) Anomaluridae (flying squirrels)
 Bathyergidae (mole-rats)
 Hystricidae (porcupines)
 Muridae (rats, mice, gerbils)
 Muscardinidae (dormice)
 Nesomyidae former Cricetidae (rats, mice)
 Pedetidae (springhares)
 Sciuridae (squirrels)
 Thryonomyidae (canerats)
Tubulidentata Orycteropidae (aarvark)

Warning :

This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

We invite everyone who could help us to improve this working tool to contact us in order to correct us and share her/his knowledge with us.



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