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As a assessment of the prestige of biogeography within the West Indies within the Eighties, the 1st version of Biogeography of the West Indies: earlier, current, and destiny supplied a synthesis of our present wisdom of the systematics and distribution of significant plant and animal teams within the Caribbean basin. the utterly new and revised moment variation, Biogeography of the West Indies: styles and views, emphasizes fresh principles and hypotheses within the box and comprises many new chapters and contributions. The authors use the broadest attainable interpretations of the innovations of biogeography, examine anthropological and geological components, and speak about the conservation of endemic species.Drawing jointly contributions from the prime specialists in biogeography and biodiversity, this booklet introduces new styles and advancements that upload to our knowing of ways crops and animals are dispersed through the zone. Many contributions use new options comparable to molecular systematics to check older reviews dependent strictly on morphological facts. detailed in its inclusion of a large choice of organisms and in its coordination of medical facts and conservation options, Biogeography of the West Indies: styles and views, moment version offers the single encyclopedic dialogue to be had at the biogeography of the Antilles.

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H. H. Genoways, and R. J. Baker. 1978. Bats from southern Haiti. Annals of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 47(5):81–99. MacPhee, R. D. E. 1993. From Cuba: a mandible of Paralouatta. Evolutionary Anthropology 2(2):42. MacPhee, R. D. E. and J. Fleagle. 1991. Postcranial remains of Xenothrix mcgregori (Primates, Xenotrichidae) and other Late Quaternary mammals from Long Mile Cave, Jamaica. Pp. 287–321 in Griffiths, T. A. and D. ). Contributions to mammalogy in honor of Karl F. Koopman. Bulletin American Museum of Natural History 206.

1986a. Zoological exploration of the Dominican Republic for endemic species. Private (Xeroxed) publication, Shelburne, Massachusetts. 332 pp. Wetherbee, D. K. 1986b. Zoological exploration of Puerto Rico for endemic species. Private (Xeroxed) publication, Shelburne, Massachusetts. 248 pp. Wetherbee, D. K. 1986c. Zoological exploration of the Lesser Antilles for endemic species. Private (Xeroxed) publication, Shelburne, Massachusetts. 128 pp. Introduction and Historical Overview of Patterns of West Indian Biogeography 11 Wetherbee, D.

The fossil vertebrates found in amber are representatives of extant West Indian groups and include frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus, lizards of the genera Anolis and Sphaerodactylus, a snake of the genus Typhlops, a capromyid rodent, a nesophontid insectivore, and a woodpecker (Poinar and Poinar, 1999). In general, these and other fossil vertebrates from the Tertiary of the West Indies reflect the same taxonomic pattern seen in the Quaternary and extant biota. , 1997). The significance of the Jamaican fossil will be discussed below.

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