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Ethiopian faunal region


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Often called the Afrotropical faunal region, an area that corresponds with sub-Saharan Africa, although it is not completely separated from the neighbouring faunal regions; generally it is taken to include the south-west corner of the Arabian peninsula. Varied game animals are found there; and there are a number of endemic families, including various rodents and shrews, giraffe, hippopotamus, aardvark, tenrec, and lemurs.

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