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Sophie Sutcliffe

on 28 March 2013

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Transcript of Biogeography

Biogeography What is biogeography? Biogeography is the geological distribution of species because of the way in which they evolved. first suggested evolution to Darwin
many examples of it that help to prove evolution australia is great example of biogeography great diversity of marsupials even though the region is still hospitable to placental mammals
the presence of the marsupials, which are not found anywhere else in the world, is because of the isolation of Australia that allowed it to evolve separately Darwinian interpretation-
we find modern species where they are because they evolved from ancestors that inhabited that region example of this is armidillos
only live in the Americas
evolutionary view of biogeography predicts that contemporary armidillos are modified descendants of earlier species that occupied these continents
fossil record confirms that there where glyptodonts, what armidillos were thought to have evolved from, in this region Adaptive Radiation on Island Chains
flurries of allopathic
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