Insulae infortunatae: Establishing a Chronology for Late Quaternary Mammal Extinctions in the West Indies

  title={Insulae infortunatae: Establishing a Chronology for Late Quaternary Mammal Extinctions in the West Indies},
  author={Ross D.E. Macphee},
This volume is devoted to recent advances in understanding megafaunal extinctions in the New World during the LQ (for this and all other abbreviations used in this paper, see Table 9.1). A chapter on endemic land-mammal extinctions on the islands comprising the West Indies may therefore seem out of place, because (1) few of the species that once lived on the islands would have qualified as megafaunal, even under a generous definition of that term; and (2) while the WI nonvolant mammal fauna… Expand

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