In this paper the modifications of the Plio-Pleistocene vertebrate assemblages of Sicily and Sardinia are examined. The extinction events, the effects of major climatic changes on this events, the snapshot extinctions, and the extinctions of highly endemic taxa that have survived for a very long time on the islands, are discussed.
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