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Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean

Edwin Nicholas Arnold

Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean

by Edwin Nicholas Arnold

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Published by British Museum (Natural History) in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Seychelles,
  • Aldabra Islands.
    • Subjects:
    • Reptiles, Fossil -- Seychelles -- Aldabra Islands.,
    • Paleontology -- Quaternary.,
    • Paleontology -- Seychelles -- Aldabra Islands.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 114-116.

      Statementby Edwin Nicholas Arnold.
      SeriesBulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) : Zoology ; v. 29, no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL1 .B75 vol. 29, no. 2, QE861 .B75 vol. 29, no. 2
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. 86-116 :
      Number of Pages116
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4948157M
      LC Control Number76376095

      To get out of the midday sun, reptiles on the Indian Ocean's Aldabra Atoll have a never-before-seen strategy for keeping cool. WATCH: Giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles have their. Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra Atoll is home to about giant tortoises, Aldabrachelys gigantea, whose fossil record goes back to the Late Late Pleistocene fossils (age ca. 90– years) from the atoll revealed some appendicular bones and numerous shell fragments of giant tortoises and cranial and postcranial elements of crocodylians.

        For a previous post on island dwelling non-avian reptiles see Tortoises that drink with their noses. For the latest news on Tetrapod Zoology do go here. Refs - - Arnold, E. N. Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Zool Brochu, C. A. Search term. Advanced Search.

      Relationship between Late Pleistocene sea-level variations, carbonate platform morphology and aragonite production (Maldives, Indian Ocean). Sedimentology – Google Scholar Crossref Search ADS Arnold EN. Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. Aldabra Tortoise Skull BC $ The Aldabra tortoise is found indigenously only on the Aldabra Atoll, one of the many islands that are part of the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Giant tortoises were found on many of the Seychelles islands until the late 18th century.


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Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean by Edwin Nicholas Arnold Download PDF EPUB FB2

About this book. The present reptiles of Aldabra comprise only the giant tortoise, Geochelone gigantea, two geckoes, Phelsuma abbotti and Hemidactylus mercatorius, and the skink, Cryptoblepharus boutonii, but a richer and quite different fossil fauna has recently been tortoises occur in Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll terrestrial deposits on the atoll and remains of crocodiles and lizards have been.

Get this from a library. Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. [Edwin Nicholas Arnold]. Aldabra atoll is in the most southwesterly part of the Seychelles, and is closer to the coast of Africa km ( mi) than to is km ( mi) northwest of Madagascar and km ( mi) from Moroni on the Comoro atoll is the largest raised coral reef in the world with an elevation of 8 metres (26 ft); and the second-largest atoll in the world after Kiritimati on: Indian Ocean.

An Aldabran giant tortoise from the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean, feeding on algae. A new study suggests these giant tortoises might once have been hunted by giant, prehistoric crocodiles. Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. Vol Page 83 A review of the family Canidae, with a classification by numerical methods.

Vol Page The cranial musculature and taxonomyof characoid fishes of the tribes Cynodontiniand Characini If you are generating a PDF of a journal article or book chapter, please feel free. Fossil evidence shows that giant tortoises once existed on every continent, except Antarctica and Australia (Auffenberg, ).In recent times, however, giant tortoises have survived only on oceanic islands, including the Galápagos Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and a host of islands in the western Indian Ocean, including Aldabra, the Comoros, and the granitic Seychelles ().

The bird is a descendant of the species of flying bird known as the white-throated rail, and after going extinct three times over the course of tens of thousands of years, it's once again roaming the atoll Aldabra, according to new research published by.

Aroundyears ago, the Aldabra atoll in the Indian Ocean was inundated by a major flood that wiped out all the terrestrial animals that lived there—among them a. Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. British Triassic fossil reptile sites.

In Fossil Reptiles of Great Britain (eds Wimbledon, The head skeleton of the Rhaetian sphenodontid Diphydontosaurus avonis gen.

nov. and the modernizing of a living fossil. A New Miniature Horned Crocodile from the Quaternary of Aldabra Atoll, Western Indian Ocean Article (PDF Available) in Copeia (2) May with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra Atoll is home to about giant tortoises, Aldabrachelys gigantea, whose fossil record goes back to the Late Pleistocene.

- The Aldabra giant tortoise, from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world.

Historically, giant tortoises were on many of the western Indian Ocean islands, as well as Madagascar, and the fossil record indicates giant tortoises once occurred on every continent and many islands with the exception of Australia and Antarctica.

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A large set of fossil bones were collected from Aldabra in the s and sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

The fossils went unstudied for more than three decades after the collector moved on. But Dr Hume came across them while examining the collection during a study of recently extinct birds on Indian Ocean islands.

“Only on Aldabra, which has the oldest palaeontological record of any oceanic island within the Indian Ocean region, is fossil evidence available that demonstrates the effects of.

Introduction. Aldabra Atoll in the southwestern Indian Ocean is an isolated, raised atoll, the second largest in the world after Kiribati in the central Pacific Ocean (Figs (Figs1 1 and and2).

2).Aldabra Atoll is famous for harbouring the densest population of giant tortoises anywhere (>,), and is also home to the last surviving flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, the endemic subspecies. Together with the Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantean) from the Aldabra atoll (part of the Seychelles) in the Indian Ocean, the Galápagos giant tortoises are the only remaining.

Fossil reptiles from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). A new miniature horned crocodile from the Quaternay of Aldabra Atoll, western Indian Ocean. Today Aldabra Atoll, part of the Seychelles, is predator free, but a recent discovery of a fossilized jaw bone gives some insight to what really preyed on the Aldabra Tortoises.

Hansen found about fossils near a pond on the atoll. One was a jawbone of an ancient crocodile that he first thought was a tortoise longbone. The term “atoll” is derived from a Maldivian (divehi) word, atolu. Atolls are ring-shaped reefs that occur in mid-ocean, often in linear island chains or archipelagoes.

The most extensive groups of atolls occur in the Pacific Ocean but there are also numerous atolls in the central Indian Ocean (Figure 1). The reef platforms that form atolls. The Pleistocene vertebrate assemblage of Aldabra Atoll has been comparatively well studied.

Three Upper Pleistocene fossil localities have been described yielding birds, reptiles and terrestrial molluscs. Those of Bassin Cabri and Bassin Lebine on Ile Picard are undated but must be in excess ofYBP, whereas Point Hodoul on Malabar Island is circaYBP.Books.

Life. NEWS. 12/05/ AM IST Natural History Museum and the University of Portsmouth made the finding by examining fossil records from the Aldabra atoll ― .Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): ersitylibrary (external link).