Chapter Three. Factors that Influence Island Faunas

  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.ch3

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) Factors that Influence Island Faunas, in Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch3

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:

  • Oceanic and oceanic-like islands;
  • “natural rafts”;
  • ‘spread is impossible for the most and very improbable for some, but does occur accidentally’;
  • The Candidate Species;
  • Composition of Island Faunas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of Islands

  • Dispersals to Islands

  • The Candidate Species

  • Composition of Island Faunas