Unformatted text preview: c. yield congruent area cladograms d. provide an example of the importance of long-distance dispersal (“jump dispersal”) e. are contradicted by their fossil records 6. The species of native animals and plants living on the Galapagos Islands a. are mostly endemic to the archipelago b. reached the islands via an earlier land-bridge c. belong to the fauna of the Nearctic region d. have their nearest relatives in the Australian region e. none of the above 7. True/false? a. Marsupials are endemic to Australia. b. Porcupines and opossums are relatively recent invaders of North America, from South America. c. Armadillos and rheas are relatively recent invaders of South America from Africa. d. Cats (felids) and mustelids (skunks, weasels) expanded their ranges far south during the Great American Interchange. e. Iguanid lizards exhibit a markedly disjunct distribution, being found in the New World, Madagascar, and Fiji. 1...
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- Fall '09
- Biogeography, Pacific Ocean, Gondwana, a. b. c., b. c. d.