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Evolution of island mammals : adaptation and extinction of placental mammals on islands

Author: Alexandra van der Geer
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2010.
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"Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. This timely and innovative book is the first to offer a much-needed synthesis of recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Evolution of island mammals.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2010017499
(OCoLC)601088725
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra van der Geer
ISBN: 9781444323993 1444323997
OCLC Number: 702644319
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 479 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. Beyond the mainland ; 1. Introduction ; 2. History of island studies ; 3. Factors that influence island faunas. Types of islands. Dispersals to islands. The candidate species. Composition of island faunas --
pt. 2. The islands and their faunas. 4. Cyprus ; 5. Crete ; 6. Gargano ; 7. Sicily ; 8. Malta ; 9. Sardinia and Corsica ; 10. The Balearic Islands ; 11. Madagascar ; 12. Java ; 13. Flores ; 14. Sulawesi ; 15. The Philippines ; 16. Japan ; 17. The southern and central Ryukyu Islands ; 18. The Californian Channel Islands ; 19. The West Indies --
pt. 3. Species and processes ; 20. Elephants, mammoths, stegodons and mastodons ; 21. Rabbits, hares and pikas ; 22. Rats, dormice, hamsters, caviomorphs and other rodents ; 23. Insectivores and bats ; 24. Cervids and bovids ; 25. Hippopotamuses and pigs ; 26. Carnivores ; 27. Patterns and trends. Dwarfism and gigantism. Increased size variation. Shorter limbs and stiff joints. Increased grinding force. Neurological changes. Changes in metabolism ; 28. Evolutionary processes in island environments. Types of speciation on islands. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors ; 29. Extinction of insular endemics. Natural disasters. Disappearance of the island. Competition by new species. Effects of exotic predators. Transmission of diseases. Habitat loss. Hunting to extinction.
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