Geographical distribution patterns of Carcharocles megalodon over time reveal clues about extinction mechanisms

  title={Geographical distribution patterns of Carcharocles megalodon over time reveal clues about extinction mechanisms},
  author={Catalina Pimiento and B. MacFadden and C. Clements and Sara Varela and Carlos Jaramillo and Jorge V{\'e}lez-Juarbe and B. Silliman},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  • Catalina Pimiento, Catalina Pimiento, +7 authors B. Silliman
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Journal of Biogeography
  • Aim Given its catastrophic consequences, the extinction of apex predators has long been of interest to modern ecology. Despite major declines, no present-day species of marine apex predator has yet become extinct. Because of their vulnerability, understanding the mechanisms leading to their extinction in the past could provide insight into the natural factors that interact with human threats to drive their loss. We studied the geographical distribution patterns of the extinct macro-predatory… CONTINUE READING
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