Range sizes and shifts of North American Pleistocene mammals are not consistent with a climatic explanation for extinction

@article{Grund2012RangeSA,
  title={Range sizes and shifts of North American Pleistocene mammals are not consistent with a climatic explanation for extinction},
  author={Brigid Grund and Todd A. Surovell and S. Kathleen Lyons},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2012},
  volume={44},
  pages={43 - 55}
}
Abstract The cause of the terminal Pleistocene extinctions in North America is debated but is most commonly ascribed to climate change or anthropogenic overkill. Based on contemporary extinction theory from conservation biology, we predict that in a climatically induced extinction event, species with small geographic ranges are most likely to suffer extinction. We use two methods to reconstruct Pleistocene range sizes for 194 taxa using data from the FAUNMAP database to conduct analyses in… 

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