Nonrandom extinction leads to elevated loss of angiosperm evolutionary history.

@article{Vamosi2008NonrandomEL,
  title={Nonrandom extinction leads to elevated loss of angiosperm evolutionary history.},
  author={Jana C. Vamosi and John R. U. Wilson},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1047-53}
}
The phylogenetic clustering of extinction may jeopardize the existence of entire families and genera, which can result in elevated reductions of evolutionary history (EH), trait diversity, and ecosystem functioning. Analyses of globally threatened birds and mammals suggest current extinction threats will result in a much higher loss of EH than random extinction scenarios, while the analyses of the taxonomical distribution of regionally rare plants find the opposite pattern. The… CONTINUE READING

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