Research suggests Madagascar no longer an evolutionary hotspot
11 / 07 / 2013, Biologynews.net
Paroedura ground geckos illustrate species diversity on Madagascar. Madagascar has long been known as a hotspot of biodiversity. Although it represents only one percent of the earth's area, it is home to about three percent of all animal and plant species on the planet. But research suggests the island's heyday of species development may be all but over.