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Caribbean biogeography and a biological calendar for geological events
Stock, J.H. (1986). Caribbean biogeography and a biological calendar for geological events, in: Gore, R.H. et al. Crustacean biogeography. Crustacean Issues, 4: pp. 195-203
In: Gore, R.H.; Heck, K.L. (1986). Crustacean biogeography. Crustacean Issues, 4. A.A. Balkema: Rotterdam, The Netherlands [etc.]. ISBN 90-6191-593-7. 292 pp., more
In: Schram, F.R. (Ed.) Crustacean Issues. Balkema/CRC Press/Taylor & Francis: Rotterdam. ISSN 0168-6356, more

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  • Stock, J.H.

Abstract
    It is difficult to reconcile geological data on the age of Caribbean islands (for biogeographic purposes understood here as the time elapsed since their emergence above sea-level), with the supposed Mesozoic age of a vicariant origin, through fragmentation of a proto-Antillean archipelago. The Lesser Antilles in particular seem to be much younger. Several conflicting biogeographic examples are discussed. A possible method of dating Caribbean islands by means of species/area curves for stygobiont Malacostraca is pointed out.

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