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Litho-refugia: the importance of rock landscapes for the long-term persistence of Australian rainforest fauna

Couper, Patrick J.; Hoskin, Conrad


Rainforest was formerly widespread on the Australian continent but underwent large-scale contraction to pockets on the east coast through the Miocene and QuaternaryThis contraction was due to increasingly dry and seasonal climatic conditions across the continent, which reached greatest severity during the glacial cycles of the Pleistocene. Extensive areas of exposed, layered rock in the mesic areas of Australia provide similar microclimatic conditions to rainforest, in being cool, moist and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Zoologist


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