Body Size and Risk of Extinction in Australian Mammals

  title={Body Size and Risk of Extinction in Australian Mammals},
  author={Marcel Cardillo and Lindell Bromham},
The link between body size and risk of extinction has been the focus of much recent attention. For Australian terrestrial mammals this link is of particular interest because it is widely believed that species in the intermediate size range of 35–5500 g (the “critical weight range”) have been the most prone to recent extinction. But the relationship between body size and extinction risk in Australian mammals has never been subject to a robust statistical analysis. Using a combination of… CONTINUE READING