THE EXTINCTION OF PECCARIES AND A NEW CASE OF SURVIVAL *

@article{Wetzel1977THEEO,
  title={THE EXTINCTION OF PECCARIES AND A NEW CASE OF SURVIVAL *},
  author={Ralph M. Wetzel},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1977},
  volume={288}
}
  • R. Wetzel
  • Published 1 February 1977
  • Environmental Science
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The problem of extensive extinction of larger mammals at the close of the last Ice Age “is as old as the study of Quaternary mammals.”’ Two-thirds of the megafauna of the Rancholabrean age of North America disappeared by the beginning of Recent times,2 including ground sloths, giant armadillos, mammoths, mastodons, tapirs, camels, horses, giant rodents, two genera of peccaries, and the more specialized and larger predators. A symposium on this problem of extinction explored varied possible… 
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