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The late Quaternary decline and extinction of palms on oceanic Pacific islands

Prebble, Matthew; Dowe, John L

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Late Quaternary palaeoecological records of palm decline, extirpation and extinction are explored from the oceanic islands of the Pacific Ocean. Despite the severe reduction of faunal diversity coincidental with human colonisation of these previously uninhabited oceanic islands, relatively few plant extinctions have been recorded. At low taxonomic levels, recent faunal extinctions on oceanic islands are concentrated in larger bodied representatives of certain genera and families. Fossil and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32950
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.09.015

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