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Does interspecific competition limit the sizes of ranges of species?. American Museum novitates ; no. 2716

Show simple item record Anderson, Sydney, 1927- en_US Koopman, Karl F. en_US 2005-10-06T18:15:35Z 2005-10-06T18:15:35Z 1981 en_US
dc.description 10 p. : ill., 2 maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 10). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A 'competition hypothesis' states that the species in faunas with more species (more diversity) have greater competition, narrower niches, and therefore smaller geographic ranges (less distribution). An alternative 'available space hypothesis' states that species occupy suitable available space without regard to the presence or absence of other species. We use American bats and North American rodents as groups to discriminate between the two hypotheses and see that available space is a better predictor of distribution than is diversity. Thus, the competition hypothesis is weakened and the available space hypothesis is strengthened"--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. 2716 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2716, 1981 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Competition (Biology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Habitat partitioning (Biology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Home range (Animal geography) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Biogeography -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Species. en_US
dc.title Does interspecific competition limit the sizes of ranges of species?. American Museum novitates ; no. 2716 en_US
dc.title.alternative Competition and species ranges en_US
dc.type text 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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