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Washed up in Madagascar

How, when and from where did Madagascar's unique mammalian fauna originate? The idea that the ancestors of that fauna rafted from Africa finds support in innovative simulations of ancient ocean currents.

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Figure 1: By raft from Africa.

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Krause, D. Washed up in Madagascar. Nature 463, 613–614 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/463613a

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