Giant tortoises spread to western Indian Ocean islands by sea drift in pre-Holocene times, not by later human agency - response to Wilm? et al. (2016a)

Date

2017

Authors

Anderson, Atholl

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Abstract

Evidence from DNA phylogeny, Plio-Pleistocene ocean currents, giant tortoise dispersal, evolution of plant defences, radiocarbon dates and archaeology indicates that the endemic giant tortoises on the Mascarenes and Seychelles colonized naturally and were not translocated thereby humans.

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Aldabra, Austronesian, giant tortoise, heterophylly, Mascarenes, radiocarbon dating, sea drift, Seychelles

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Journal of Biogeography

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Journal article

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10.1111/jbi.12882

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2099-12-31