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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