Zoogeography of West Indian Vertebrates in Relation to Pleistocene Climatic Cycles

@article{Pregill1981ZoogeographyOW,
  title={Zoogeography of West Indian Vertebrates in Relation to Pleistocene Climatic Cycles},
  author={G. Pregill and S. Olson},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={1981},
  volume={12},
  pages={75-98}
}
  • G. Pregill, S. Olson
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
In the course of our inquiries into the fossil record of late Pleistocene terrestrial vertebrates of the West Indies, we have become impressed by the number of extinctions of species characteristic of arid habitats, savannas, or grasslands. The fossils themselves come mostly from areas now too mesic to support an extensive xerophilic fauna. This observation has led to the supposition that during the last glaciation, the West Indies were drier than they are now, and that those species presently… Expand
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