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Worm-eating mice reveal how evolution works on islands: Scientists discover smallest island where mammal species have multiplied

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Worm-eating mice reveal how evolution works on islands: Scientists discover smallest island where mammal species have multiplied
When animals are isolated on islands, they can evolve into strange new species found nowhere else on Earth. But what's the cut-off -- how small can an island be and still support the evolution of multiple new species from a single common ancestor? A family of worm-eating mice from a tiny island in the Philippines have set a new lower limit for island size and evolution.
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