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Mammalian Evolution in Madagascar Under Threat!

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The Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) is a diverse and unique group of mammals and tenrecs only found on Madagascar  Credit: Chien C. Lee

A new study by a team of international scientists including Liliana M. Dávalos, PhD, of Stony Brook University’s Department of Ecology and Evolution, reveals that it would take three million years to recover the number of species that went extinct from human activity on Madagascar. Published in Nature Communications, the study also projects that if currently threatened species go extinct on Madagascar, recovering them would take more than 20 million years – much longer than what has previously been found on any other island archipelago in the world.  See more.

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