The faunal diversity of the Arctic Tundra is much more rich in comparision to Antarctic Tundra. Consider the following statements with this reference:
1. The temperature of the antarctic Tundra is much more extreme in comparision to arctic tundra
2. Antarctica is physically isolated from other continents
Which among the above is / are correct explanations of the above assertion?

Answer: [B] Only 2

The major difference between Arctic Tundra and Antarctic Tundra is that Antarctic Tundra lacks a large mammal fauna, while in Arctic Tundra we find an array of mammals as mentioned above. The reason is that Antarctica is physically isolated from other continents. However, the shores are inhabitated by Sea mammals and sea birds, including seals and penguins. Further, some small mammals, like rabbits and cats, have been introduced by humans to some of the subantarctic islands.

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