Late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions on the continents: a short review

  title={Late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions on the continents: a short review},
  author={Anthony John Stuart},
  journal={Geological Journal},
  pages={338 - 363}
  • A. Stuart
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Geological Journal
This paper provides an overview of the contentious issue of global megafaunal extinctions in the Late Quaternary. The main proposed causes are ‘overkill’, environmental change or a combination of both. There are major objections to the other suggested causes. Extinctions were highly variable in their severity between different zoogeographical regions, with the greatest impact in North America, South America and Australia, but also substantial in northern Eurasia. Sub‐Saharan Africa and Southern… 
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