oa African Zoology - The origins of the southern African mammal fauna

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Southern Africa can be geographically subdivided into different biotic zones, differing from each other climatically and vegetationally, and also in respect of the animal species occurring in them. The purpose of the present paper is to consider the nature of the mammal faunas associated with these biotic zones, and to speculate about their origins.

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