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Extinct, obscure or imaginary: The lizard species with the smallest ranges

Meiri, Shai; Bauer, Aaron M.; Allison, A; Castro-Herrera, Fernando; Chirio, Laurent; Colli, Guarino R; Das, Indraneil; Doan, Tiffany M.; Glaw, Frank; Grismer, Lee L.; Oliver, Paul

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Aim: Small geographic ranges make species especially prone to extinction from anthropogenic disturbances or natural stochastic events. We assemble and analyse a comprehensive dataset of all the world's lizard species and identify the species with the smallest ranges-those known only from their type localities. We compare them to wide-ranging species to infer whether specific geographic regions or biological traits predispose species to have small ranges. Location: Global. Methods: We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160569
Source: Diversity and Distributions
DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12678

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