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Author Topic:   Scientists hail discovery of hundreds of new species in remote New Guinea
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Message 8 of 20 (284659)
02-07-2006 4:39 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by ramoss
02-07-2006 4:29 PM

Species formation or species preservation?
An excellent example of how an isolated environment with small populations can cause species formation...
I haven't studied the cited carefully, but I thought I'd inject something before things possibly get out of hand in a bad direction.
So, the question is, is the isolated environment causing species formation or is the isolation meerly preserving what were once more widespread populations?

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