Mentawai's endemic, relictual fauna: Is it evidence for Pleistocene extinctions on Sumatra?
Aim The four Mentawai islands, south-west of Sumatra, have long been isolated from the remainder of Sundaland, resulting in a high level of endemism. We examined the distribution of 151 species of the Mentawai Islands in Sundaland and assessed various processes that may have resulted in the various biogeographical patterns. Location Southeast Asia, particularly the Mentawai Islands and nearby large landmasses (Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia). Methods We compared the faunal...[Show more]
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