Unformatted text preview: Invasion by exotics (i.e. rabbits, brown tree snake) has led to extinction of some native species o Australian and New Zealand Environments • Regional landforms Australia has three landform regions • The Western Plateau covers more than half the continent • Interior Lowland Basins follow the coastlands from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Murray and Darling Valleys • Great Dividing Range from Cape York Peninsula to southern Victoria New Zealand • Geologically active, mountainous part of "Pacific Ring of Fire" • Climate Australia • Arid center with higher zones of precipitation encircling the country • Tropical low-latitude north has monsoons • An Unusual Zoogeography More than 120 species of marsupials inhabit this region • Kangaroos, duck-billed platypuses, hairy-nosed wombats, Tasmanian Devils, and more...
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- Spring '08
- Geography, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands