Hot Spot: Madagascar & The Indian Ocean Islands. Addie Laurente Sai Mandalapu Pete Deegan Sydney Gilbert. OVERVIEW. LOCATION: Off the coasts of east Africa; Western part of Indian Ocean; Southern Hemisphere CLIMATE: ranges depending on location
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windy, rainy, hot, and humid
-Madagascar and continental Seychelles broke off from Gondwanaland supercontinent 160 million years ago
-living example of species evolution in isolation
-do not share any of the typical animal groups of nearby Africa
- world leader in primate endemism and the single highest priority for the conservation of primates