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Considerations Regarding the Evolution of Hawaiian Animals

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Title:Considerations Regarding the Evolution of Hawaiian Animals
Authors:Gosline, William A.
Date Issued:Apr 1968
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Gosline WA. 1968. Considerations regarding the evolution of Hawaiian animals. Pac Sci 22(2): 267-273.
Abstract:Interest in biotas of oceanic islands is
of long standing. There are several reasons for
the continuing interest. One is the possibility
that insular evolution may in some respects
represent a small-scale model of what has occurred
on continents. Another is that, despite
all the work on the subject, the "hows" and
the "whys" of insular evolution remain inadequately
answered. Finally, there is the realization
that, with the rapid decimation of native
insular habitats, it will soon be impossible to
study many aspects of the subject (Hubbell,
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 22, Number 2, 1968

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