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Biogeographic Evolution of Madagascar's Microendemic Biota
The endemic species richness on Madagascar, relative to landmass area, is unparalleled in the world. Many organisms on the island have restricted geographical ranges. A comprehensive hypothesisExpand
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A chronology for late prehistoric Madagascar.
A database has been assembled with 278 age determinations for Madagascar. Materials 14C dated include pretreated sediments and plant macrofossils from cores and excavations throughout the island, andExpand
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Spatial filtering to reduce sampling bias can improve the performance of ecological niche models
This study employs spatial filtering of occurrence data with the aim of reducing overfitting to sampling bias in ecological niche models (ENMs). Sampling bias in geographic space leads to localitiesExpand
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Taxonomic Revision of Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus) in the Western Portions of Madagascar
The genus Microcebus (mouse lemurs) are the smallest extant primates. Until recently, they were considered to comprise two different species: Microcebus murinus, confined largely to dry forests onExpand
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Single origin of Malagasy Carnivora from an African ancestor
The Carnivora are one of only four orders of terrestrial mammals living in Madagascar today. All four (carnivorans, primates, rodents and lipotyphlan insectivores) are placental mammals with limitedExpand
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Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
The rapid disruption of tropical forests probably imperils global biodiversity more than any other contemporary phenomenon. With deforestation advancing quickly, protected areas are increasinglyExpand
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Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar
Five main conclusions arise from this review of the responses of species to anthropogenic disturbance in Madagascar: First, species’ reactions to anthropogenic disturbance are generally negative, butExpand
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The natural history of Madagascar
Separated from the mainland of Africa for 160 million years, Madagascar has evolved an incredible wealth of biodiversity, with thousands of species that can be found nowhere else on earth. ForExpand
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Remarkable species diversity in Malagasy mouse lemurs (primates, Microcebus).
Phylogenetic analysis of mtDNA sequence data confirms the observation that species diversity in the world's smallest living primate (genus Microcebus) has been greatly underestimated. The descriptionExpand
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Updated estimates of biotic diversity and endemism for Madagascar
Madagascar is a critical priority for international conservation efforts, based on almost unparalleled levels of endemism, species diversity, and human threat. Field research conducted over the pastExpand
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