Determinants of loss of mammal species during the Late Quaternary 'megafauna' extinctions: life history and ecology, but not body size.

@article{Johnson2002DeterminantsOL,
  title={Determinants of loss of mammal species during the Late Quaternary 'megafauna' extinctions: life history and ecology, but not body size.},
  author={Christopher N Johnson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={269 1506},
  pages={
          2221-7
        }
}
Extinctions of megafauna species during the Late Quaternary dramatically reduced the global diversity of mammals. There is intense debate over the causes of these extinctions, especially regarding the extent to which humans were involved. Most previous analyses of this question have focused on chronologies of extinction and on the archaeological evidence for human-megafauna interaction. Here, I take an alternative approach: comparison of the biological traits of extinct species with those of… CONTINUE READING

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