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By Marco Masseti

ISBN-10: 3110254573

ISBN-13: 9783110254570

The atlas provides the present kingdom of data of the prior and current distribution of the non-flying terrestrial mammals of the Ionian and Aegean islands. It offers a distribution map for every species with huge references and an outline of all of the mammalian taxa. The e-book additionally specializes in the real function of people within the redefinition of the insular ecological equilibrium, in addition to at the environmental influence of organic invasions. The learn of this fauna offers a chance for checking out more than a few varied evolutionary theories.

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For these reasons, Johnson [162] suggests reappraising the origin of land vertebrates on all the islands that held elephants, and reviewing the geological reconstructions that assumed that land-bridges once connected these islands to the mainland. There are also known records of the swimming abilities of deer [105, 189] ( Fig. 12), and although not aquatic animals, cervids have long been known for their migratory water crossing [190]. 4 The island endemics. The mammals of the Upper Pleistocene 19 Hippopotamuses are commonly believed to be excellent divers and swimmers, but they are poorly streamlined [191], not buoyant, and their feet are not sufficiently modified for swimming ([192] and references therein).

Dispersed in Asia Minor, it seems to occur also on Kos and Lesbos (compare with [55, 273]). As observed by Giagia-Athanasopoulou and Markakis [273], the position of hedgehogs from the island of Lesbos in canonical (discriminant) analysis (CA), and their similarity to the specimens from Asia Minor, support the opinion that it is also probably present on Lesbos. 26. (1–15), ZMUP 5335, 5336, 5386, 5389, 5393, 5410, 5414, 5706, 5744, 5745, 5819, 5958; Theodorou 34 6 Atlas of the non-volant mammals of the Ionian and the Aegean islands (off the north-western coast of Crete): ZSM 1966/0184 and 1966/0185; Rhodes: NMW 18946–18947; ZMUP 5580, 5581, 5588, 5598, 5786, 5787, 5789, 5790, 5620; Kos: ZMUP 5993; Samos: ZMUP 5065, 5601, 5604, 5611, 5766, 5775, 5776; Chios: ZMUP 5594, 5599, 5930, 5943, 5944, 5976, 5990; Lesbos: ZMUP 5229, 5594, 5617, 5712, 5713, 5811, 5890, 5928, 5929, 5932, 5933, 5943, 5976; Aghios Efstratios: SMF 67305; Samothrace: NMW 19209–19212; Thasos: SMF 62885.

Evidence from the islands of Milos in the Western Cycladic archipelago [214, 218] and also possibly Kythnos [219] and Cyprus [217, 220–221], indicate improved seafaring capacities. In fact, from the late Mesolithic period onwards, the Mediterranean Sea can be considered as a preferential route for the exploration and subsequent colonisation of its coastlines and islands (compare with [214, 222–225]. There is also evidence of a pre-Neolithic human occupation of Crete (compare with [226]). For some islands it would appear that the endemic oligotypic associations and/or single species vanished prior to periods for which there is evidence of permanent human occupation (compare with [117]).

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