Combination of humans, climate, and vegetation change triggered Late Quaternary megafauna extinction in the Última Esperanza region, southern Patagonia, Chile

  title={Combination of humans, climate, and vegetation change triggered Late Quaternary megafauna extinction in the {\'U}ltima Esperanza region, southern Patagonia, Chile},
  author={Natalia A. Villavicencio and Emily L. Lindsey and Fabiana Mar{\'i}a Martin and Luis A. Borrero and Patricio I. Moreno and Charles R. Marshall and Anthony D Barnosky},
South America lost around 52 genera of mammals during a worldwide event known as the Late Quaternary Extinction episode. More than 80% of South American mammals weighing > 44 kg succumbed. Analysis of the megafaunal extinction chronology in relation to human arrival and major climate changes have revealed slightly different extinction patterns in different eco-regions of the continent, highlighting the importance of detailed regional analysis in order to understand how the possible drivers of… Expand

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