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In extinct madagascar noted scientists steven m goodman and william l jungers explore the recent past of these land animal extinctions beginning with an introduction to the geologic and ecological history of madagascar that provides context for the evolution diversification and in some cases rapid decline of the malagasy fauna goodman and jungers then seek to recapture these extinct . Extinct madagascar is an excellent and comprehensive work with a broad appeal across many disciplines for those interested in madagascar and rigorously testing hypotheses regarding paleoenvironment community ecology and extinction this book is invaluable and represents a comprehensive synthesis of what is known about the islands past environments the role of humans in environmental . Extinct madagascar picturing the islands past goodman curator museum of zoology steven m simeonovski velizar amazonnl selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren we gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren onze services aan te bieden te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen en om advertenties weer te geven. During the past two millennia around 40 vertebrate species endemic to madagascar went extinct these included three species of pygmy hippopotami seven species of elephant birds two aardvark like species a large horned crocodile giant tortoises and 17 species of giant lemurs. 1 april 2016 extinct madagascar picturing the islands past laurie r godfrey author affiliations j of vertebrate paleontology 362 laurie r godfrey extinct madagascar picturing the islands past journal of vertebrate paleontology 362 1 april 2016