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Re: New Papers of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

David Marjanovic (david.marjanovic@gmx.at) wrote:

<Biogeographically it does not make sense to lump Madagascar into Africa.>

Current biological endemism is also linked to Africa, including many of the
primate species that exist there and on Africa, and no where else. It is (at
least currently) part of the African entourage, rather than historically part
of a series of smaller landmasses that connected with other, disparate larger
landmasses. This is also why currently India is linked to mainland Asian
faunas, rather than some continuing subcontinental endemism that persists only
there. Collecting from India's Cretaceous formations has yet to yield such
fossils, however, as small deinonychosaurs.


Jaime A. Headden

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