The Contemporary Mammal Fauna of Africa

  title={The Contemporary Mammal Fauna of Africa},
  author={R. C. Bigalke},
  • R. C. Bigalke
  • Published 1968
  • Biology
  • Africa and the Oriental Region are probably the areas from which mammals radiated into the rest of the world. Both regions have rich and diverse mammalian faunas. That of Africa, composed purely of placentals, is most closely related to the Oriental fauna and has very little in common with the faunas of the other southern continents. About one quarter of the families are endemic. Approximate numbers of species and superspecies are given for each family. Africa has about one-quarter of the… CONTINUE READING

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