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The presence of the Uncarina fruit in Madagascar is believed to represent the leftovers of a co-evolutionary relationship…

The unique morphology of the fruit along with its placement on the ground lead us to believe that they were dispersed in open habitats by the extinct elephant bird.

This Uncarina fruit can be found in Lavavolo where MBP works with ring-tailed lemurs and tortoises, a unique ecosystem where the “ghosts” of extinct species still persist.


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©Tim Bertelink / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0
©Didier Descouens / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0