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seanahan commented on the word island dwarfing
This is interesting, because there is a similar phenomenon of island giantism, where isolated species on islands can become big and fat because they no longer have to run to escape predators.
April 29, 2009
john commented on the word island dwarfing
“Island dwarfing is a recognized phenomenon in which larger species diminish in size over time in response to limited resources.�?
The New York Times, A Tiny Hominid With No Place on the Family Tree, by John Noble Wilford, April 27, 2009
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