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Habitat Suitability Model of Prehistoric Asian Hippo Hippopotamus sivalensis spp. From The Late Pleistocene of East Java

Version 1 : Received: 24 September 2020 / Approved: 26 September 2020 / Online: 26 September 2020 (06:50:16 CEST)

How to cite: Wibowo, A. Habitat Suitability Model of Prehistoric Asian Hippo Hippopotamus sivalensis spp. From The Late Pleistocene of East Java. Preprints 2020, 2020090617 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0617.v1). Wibowo, A. Habitat Suitability Model of Prehistoric Asian Hippo Hippopotamus sivalensis spp. From The Late Pleistocene of East Java. Preprints 2020, 2020090617 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0617.v1).

Abstract

In the late Pleistocene, a prehistoric hippo species was distributed from Africa to the Asia including Pakistan, India, and Java island. This study aims to model habitat suitability of Asian hippo known as a Hippopotamus sivalensis spp. in east Java. The measured parameters included the fossil locality, vegetation cover, elevation, and distance to the river in a forest river basin sizing 6652 Ha. Those parameters using GIS were weighted, overlaid, and interpolated to determine the most suitable habitats. The model projected that the suitable habitats of H. sivalensis spp. were in the central of the basin near the river. The largest suitable habitats were located in the eastern parts of basin which were dominated by forests

Subject Areas

elevation; habitat; hippo; Pleistocene; river

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