Historical biogeography of the strepsirhine primates of Madagascar.

  title={Historical biogeography of the strepsirhine primates of Madagascar.},
  author={Ian Tattersall},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  volume={77 6},
  • Ian Tattersall
  • Published 2006 in
    Folia primatologica; international journal of…
Lying some 400 km off the coast of southeastern Africa, Madagascar is the world's largest oceanic island. It has been in roughly the same position relative to its parent continent for 120 million years, and as a consequence its mammal fauna is unusual in composition, with a low number of major taxa but a high diversity at lower taxonomic levels. Among Madagascar's native terrestrial mammals, only the orders Primates, Rodentia, Carnivora and Insectivora are represented (plus, until recently, the… CONTINUE READING
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