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Re: Island mammals
> Jay Freeman wrote:
> >...surely there is another issue, one of transport. Birds -- >quite large
> birds -- can easily reach any island in the world. >Non-marine mammals and
> non-marine reptiles have it tough.
then why do the Galapagos have larger-than-normal deserty tortoises? Or
iguanas which are now marine, but are related to the green tree-climbing
iguana? (I'm out on a limb on that one), or elephants-for gosh sakes?!?