Evolution in Ireland

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rccaulfield
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Evolution in Ireland

Post by rccaulfield » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:04 pm

Anyone have any good resources/links to studies of evolution of species on the island of Ireland? :wink:
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Re: Evolution in Ireland

Post by Feardorcha » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:04 pm

All the mammals walked here - across the ice. Hares and stoats are the only ones I can think of that have diverged from their British cousins.
Ireland is probably too young to have had any separate development but how did that natterjack toad get to Kerry?
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Re: Evolution in Ireland

Post by kevinmcinerney » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:58 pm

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Re: Evolution in Ireland

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:51 am

I heard that black bears and wolves once roamed these parts. I think it was the tour guide at newgrange who said as much.
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Re: Evolution in Ireland

Post by Wened » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:19 pm

All known species evolved in Ireland and then Celtic goddess Rhiannon distributed them around the globe. True story.
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Re: Evolution in Ireland

Post by rccaulfield » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:05 pm

Thanks- Amazing that since the last glaciation-12000 years ago iirc species haven't changed much compared to english cousins. Then again sometimes change is fast sometimes slow-i.e. millions of years!
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