Endemic Animals of Malawi








Yellow-throated apalis
Yellow-throated apalis
The yellow-throated apalis is a passerine bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is endemic to Malawi. It was sometimes considered it to be a subspecies of the bar-throated apalis.
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Yellow-throated apalis
Nothophryne broadleyi
Nothophryne broadleyi
Nothophryne broadleyi is a species of frog in the family Pyxicephalidae found on Mount Mulanje . It was monotypic within the genus Nothophryne until four new species were described in 2018. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by subsistence agriculture and extraction of wood. Also fires and invading exotic pines are threats.
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Nothophryne broadleyi
Cordylus nyikae
Cordylus nyikae
An isolated population of the Rhodesian girdled lizard from granite outcrops in montane grassland of northern Malawi was recently redescribed as Cordylus nyikae. Unlike the Rhodesian girdled lizard, the head shields of this species are very rugose, the nostrils are pierced in the lower posterior corner of the nasal scales, and the dorsals do not have a serrated posterior margin. The dorsal coloration is dark brown to gray-brown with lighter ...
spots. The tail and upper lips are light brown. The belly is buff. Its common name is Nyika girdled lizard.
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Cordylus nyikae
King dwarf gecko
King dwarf gecko
The king dwarf gecko is a rare species of dwarf gecko native to southeast Africa . Its total length is 7 to 9 inches, with more than half of that being its tail.
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King dwarf gecko
Giraffa stillei
Giraffa stillei
Giraffa stillei is an extinct species of giraffe endemic to Africa during the Pliocene to Pleistocene periods. It had a range from Malawi to Central Africa.
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Giraffa stillei
Ansell's epauletted fruit bat
Ansell's epauletted fruit bat
Ansell's epauletted fruit bat is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae.
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Ansell's epauletted fruit bat
Johnston's African dormouse
Johnston's African dormouse
The Johnston's African dormouse is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is found in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is moist savanna.
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Johnston's African dormouse