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  • proper n. The Nicobar Islands

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  • Additionally, one species not listed in Table 2 is Nicobar scrubfowl (Megapodius nicobariensis), which used to live in both the Andamans and Nicobars but is now found only in the latter.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • The genera Dipterocarpus and Pterocarpus are both common in the Andamans but are absent from the Nicobars.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • North Andaman lies 285 kilometers (km) south of Myanmar (a few smaller islands are closer), and the 150-km-wide Ten Degree Channel separates the Andamans from the Nicobars.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • Floristically, the Andamans have much more in common with northeast India, Myanmar, and Thailand than with the Nicobars, which have affinities with Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • Otanthera, Astronia, Cyrtandra, Stemonurus, Bentinckia, Rhopaloblaste, and Spathoglottis all occur in the Nicobars but not in the Andamans.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • In fact, the Andamans and Nicobars share only 28 percent of angiosperm species.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • The Nicobars are more similar to Sumatra and Malaysia botanically than to Burma, Thailand, or even the Andamans.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • Family Species Sorcidae Crocidura nicobarica* Tupaiidae Tupaia nicobarica* Pteropodidae Pteropus faunulus* Muridae Rattus palmarum** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregioThe isolation of the Nicobars has given rise to a number of endemic plant and animal species.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • The highest point in the Nicobars is Mt. Thullier, at 670 meters (m).

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • This includes the southern tip of Great Nicobar, which not only contains the greatest number of endemic birds in all the Nicobars but also is the largest uninhabited lowland forest in the ecoregion.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

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