Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

@inproceedings{Geer2010EvolutionOI,
  title={Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands},
  author={A. V. D. Geer},
  year={2010}
}
  • A. V. D. Geer
  • Published 2010
  • Geography
  • 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 advances in the exciting field of the evolution and extinction of fossil insular… CONTINUE READING