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Re: Earth's wobble killed off mammal species



Is species longevity really an objective metric in this instance? What
kind of species concept?

On 10/12/06, Tommy Tyrberg <tommy.tyrberg@norrkoping.mail.telia.com> wrote:
No those figures are of the right order. Mammalian species longevity was on
the order of 0.3-1.2 million years during the Pleistocene and 3 - 6 million
years in the Neogene (there is a great deal of varition between orders).
Bird species were more long-lived in the Pleistocene, about 6 million
years, but in this case there seems to be little difference between the
Paleogene/Neogene and the Pleistocene.

Tommy Tyrberg