Several fossil or subfossil avian forms, very interesting from the point of view of geographical distribution, have been discovered by Dr H.
Researches in various parts of the island have revealed the existence, in a subfossil state, of the bones of numerous birds of the family Struthidae.
From these various localities the subfossil remains of thirteen or fourteen extinct species of lemuroid animals (including the gigantic species already mentioned) have been obtained, and have been classified under five new genera: viz.
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