Avian Relicts and Double Invasions in Peninsular India and Ceylon

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Summary

S. Dillon Ripley presents his scientific data and findings about relicts and double invasion in Southern India and Ceylon. Ripley points to three factors that suggests similar, isolated biota were created: geologic, climatic, and rainforest conditions created by moonsoon rains. Ripley presents nine examples of how these factors work in the environment.

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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Reprinted as a pamphlet by Lancaster Press, Inc., Lancaster, Pa.

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Evolution Vol. 3, no. 2 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 1949

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Biogeography
  • Evolution
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Research

Place

  • Sri Lanka
  • Ceylon
  • India

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