Chapter Twenty-Seven. Patterns and Trends

  1. Alexandra van der Geer1,
  2. George Lyras2,
  3. John de Vos1 and
  4. Michael Dermitzakis2

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch27

Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

How to Cite

van der Geer, A., Lyras, G., de Vos, J. and Dermitzakis, M. (2010) Patterns and Trends, in Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch27

Author Information

  1. 1

    Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Postbus 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    Museum of Geology and Paleontology, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15784 Zografou, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190091

Online ISBN: 9781444323986

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Keywords:

  • Paul Yves Sondaar (1934–2003);
  • Dwarfism and Gigantism;
  • Shorter Limbs and Stiff Joints;
  • Increased Size Variation;
  • Changes in Metabolism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dwarfism and Gigantism

  • Increased Size Variation

  • Shorter Limbs and Stiff Joints

  • Increased Grinding Force

  • Neurological Changes

  • Changes in Metabolism