Madagascar Trumpet-Nosed Dylanus

A pet male Madagascar trumpet-nosed dylanus, Maxwell Olivers, lives in Marysville California.

The Madagascar trumpet-nosed dylanus is the most common wild dylanuses of Madagascar, being listed as Least Concern. It resembles the American common dylanus, but is slightly more bulkier in build, has inflatable sacks at its nasal region (much like that of Walking With Dinosaur's Muttaburrasaurus's, hence its name) for trumpeting calls as a means of herd communication, and is almost fully herbivorous, feeding on leaves, fruit, ferns, and cycads of Madagascar, but sometimes feeds on insects, fish, small reptiles, smaller mammals, and carrion. They can grow to about 10 feet tall and weigh about 1,100 pounds. Unlike the endangered Madagascar giant dylanus (which is a neighbor to Madagascar trumpet-nosed dylanuses), this dylanus species isn't endangered since it is tolerating human activities and adapting to human settlements, so they are now overabundant as a result. They are very peaceful creatures, unlike their larger Madagascar giant dylanus neighbors.
Madagascar Trumpet-Nosed Dylanus
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Felidae
  • Superfamily: Dylanusids
  • Genus: Dylanus
  • Species: Langdoni
  • Scientific Name: Dylanus Langdoni
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