It is an age-old fact that the animals evolve into space when they have left out aside on the islands. The current research work was concluded on the Mindoro island situated in the Philippines. The study consisted of the mammologists. They were successful in tracing four mice species which had a common ancestor history.
The Mindoro is the smallest island of the Philippines. The discovery is useful for the conservationists. The conservationists are under stress about the climate change and the loss of the habitat. These two factors are responsible for the extinction process to take place.
Before this study, Lawrence Heaney explored the Luzon to catalog the mammalian diversity that exists there. Luzon is the largest island within the frontiers of Philippines. Lawrence is the evolutionary biogeographer. He hails from the Field Museum of Natural History at Chicago in Illinois. This study infers that the Luzon island is approximately one lakh five thousand square kilometers. It is home to about sixty-six species of the mammals. He believed that the smaller islands would be harboring more distinct species. To give a ray of hope to his gut feelings, he and his research team set out to explore the Mindoro island of the Philippines.
Lawrence Heaney gratifies for the presence of numerous species existing on the planet. He believes that Earth is home to a broad spectrum of biodiversity and it must be valued and nurtured with care. The study makes its way to the Journal of Biogeography. He says, “how small an island can be for species diversification to occur, and it’s the only one looking at it in mammals.”
Further, the DNA of the earthworm mice of Mindoro was analyzed. The researcher’s team then concluded that the earthworm mice belong to the four different mice species. Out of the four species, three of them are entirely new to the Biological Sciences.