Can We Name Earth's Species Before They Go Extinct?

  title={Can We Name Earth's Species Before They Go Extinct?},
  author={Mark John Costello and R. May and N. Stork},
  pages={413 - 416}
  • Mark John Costello, R. May, N. Stork
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Completing the Catalog Despite the widely held belief that the number of taxonomists is decreasing, there is evidence that increasing numbers of authors are describing species new to science. In parallel, several statistically sophisticated attempts have been made to better quantify the number of species that may exist on Earth, including the oceans. Estimates of recent extinction rates have also been re-examined to question whether we are in, or heading toward, an anthropogenic mass extinction… CONTINUE READING
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