20 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 The Species Missing from Islands

Native Missing Plants Land mammals Birds Reptiles Insects and other Amphibians arthropods (e.g., spiders)    Freshwater fish [...] Further, when you look at the type of insects and plants native to oceanic islands, they are from groups that are the best colonizers. Most of the insects are small, precisely those that would be easily picked up by wind. Compared to weedy plants, trees are relatively rare on oceanic islands, almost certainly because many trees have heavy seeds that neither fl...
Folksonomies: evolution species islands
Folksonomies: evolution species islands
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The fact that the species that exist on islands could only have migrated there versus the ones that do not exist are evidence of evolution.