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Environmental Determinants of Faunal Diversity

Peter H. Klopfer
The American Naturalist
Vol. 93, No. 873 (Nov. - Dec., 1959), pp. 337-342
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2458451
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Environmental Determinants of Faunal Diversity
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Abstract

It should be possible to test the hypothesis that tropical faunas are more diversified as a result of selection for smaller niches, by assembling complete censuses for periglacial and southern areas of similar topography during different intervals of Pleistocene time.

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