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Glacial sea-level lowerings resulted in greatly increased land area in the Malayan, Indonesian, southern New Guinea–northern Austalian region. During the glacial lows, cold, coastal upwelling greatly increased in the region and depressed surface water temperatures significantly. We propose that loss of marine habitats and cooler seawater temperatures resulted in extinction of Indonesian-Malayan populations of continuously distributed Indo-Pacific marine organisms, and contributed to the existence of widely distributed Pacific plate endemics.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1990-11-01

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