Phylogenetic correlates of extinction risk in mammals: species in older lineages are not at greater risk.

@article{Arregoitia2013PhylogeneticCO,
  title={Phylogenetic correlates of extinction risk in mammals: species in older lineages are not at greater risk.},
  author={Luis D Verde Arregoitia and Simon P. Blomberg and Diana O. Fisher},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={280 1765},
  pages={20131092}
}
Phylogenetic information is becoming a recognized basis for evaluating conservation priorities, but associations between extinction risk and properties of a phylogeny such as diversification rates and phylogenetic lineage ages remain unclear. Limited taxon-specific analyses suggest that species in older lineages are at greater risk. We calculate quantitative properties of the mammalian phylogeny and model extinction risk as an ordinal index based on International Union for Conservation of… CONTINUE READING