Skip to main content
Select Source:

Sahulland

Sahulland The name often given to the tropical portion of the combined AustraliaNew Guinea land mass, as it existed at times of low sea level during the Pleistocene. The faunas of the two present-day components have great similarities, the differences being due mainly to the fact that New Guinea is largely forested and Australia is largely open country. The Sahul shelf, linking New Guinea with Australia, is less than 200 m below the present sea level.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Sahulland." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Sahulland." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sahulland

"Sahulland." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved December 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sahulland

Sahulland

Sahulland The name often given to the tropical portion of the combined AustraliaNew Guinea land mass, as it existed at times of low sea-level during the Pleistocene. The faunas of the two present-day components have great similarities, the differences being due mainly to the fact that New Guinea is largely forested and Australia is largely open country. The Sahul shelf, linking New Guinea with Australia, is less than 200 m below the present sea-level.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Sahulland." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Sahulland." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sahulland-0

"Sahulland." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved December 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sahulland-0