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Re: Avian extinction ref.




On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, MICHAEL HABIB wrote:

> The importance of geographic range in at least modern extinctions seems
> rather independent of life history strategy.  That is, having a small
> range makes a species much more likely to be elliminated by a number of
> factors.  This is independent of life strategies.  I would be quite
> interested to hear whether any studies have shown evidence that a wide
> ranging species was elliminated by predation alone (or at least
> prima rily).  I cannot think of any off the top of my head, but that
> doesn't mean it has not been done.

The present study finds that area is not as important a predictor as
predator diversity!