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Extinction and biogeography of bats on 'Eua, Kingdom of Tonga. American Museum novitates ; no. 3125

Show simple item record Koopman, Karl F. en_US Steadman, David W. en_US 2005-10-06T17:07:05Z 2005-10-06T17:07:05Z 1995 en_US
dc.description 13 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-13). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Prehistoric bones from caves on the island of 'Eua, Kingdom of Tonga, document the former presence of the megachiropterans Pteropus tonganus, Pteropus samoensis, and Notopteris macdonaldi and the microchiropterans Emballonura semicaudata and Chaerephon jobensis. Of these five species of bats, only Pteropus tonganus and Emballonura semicaudata still occur on 'Eua or anywhere else in Tonga. Bones of all five species occur in sediments that predate the arrival of humans on 'Eua (i.e., those more than 3500-3000 years old) as well as in younger deposits. The extinction of bat species on 'Eua, as with the two species of lizards and 23 species of land birds, is probably related to human impact"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3125 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3125, 1995 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats, Fossil -- Tonga -- Eua Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Tonga -- Eua Island -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Tonga -- Eua Island en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Extinct mammals -- Tonga -- Eua Island. en_US
dc.title Extinction and biogeography of bats on 'Eua, Kingdom of Tonga. American Museum novitates ; no. 3125 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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