Reevaluating sighting models and moving beyond them to test and contextualize the extinction of the thylacine

@article{Carlson2018ReevaluatingSM,
  title={Reevaluating sighting models and moving beyond them to test and contextualize the extinction of the thylacine},
  author={Colin J. Carlson and Alexander L. Bond and Kevin R. Burgio},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={32}
}
In “Estimating the Extinction Date of the Thylacine with Mixed Certainty Data,” we (Carlson et al. 2018a) used the sighting record, including controversial post-1936 sightings, to model the probability that the thylacine has been classified accurately as extinct. We found astronomically low odds that the thylacine is extant and argue that a camera-trap search for the species in Cape York, northern Queensland, may be motivated by false hope. In a response to our article, Brook et al. (2018… 
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