By: Michel Louette (Editor), Jean-Yves Cousin (Preface By)
247 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, b/w distribution maps, colour tables
Language: French with English summary
This is the first complete inventory of the terrestrial fauna of the tropical island of Mayotte, a 'Collectivité territoriale' of France, and geographically the easternmost island in the Comoro group, westem Indian Ocean.
An excursion guide is presented in order to help the visitor observing the remarkable faunal elements in the particular habitats: forests, particular sites at the coast, small islets and natural lakes.
Four appendices are included:
1. A list of scientific, French and English names of all the terrestrial vertebrate animals of Mayotte.
2. Terrestrial animal names in Shimaore and local Malgache languages.
3. An identification key for the reptiles of the Comoro archipelago.
4. A distribution list of reptiles of the Comoro archipelago.
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