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The status of the world's land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge

Schipper, Jan; Chanson, Janice; Chiozza, Federica; Cox, Neil A.; Hoffmann, Michael; Katariya, Vineet; Lamoreux, John; Rodrigues, Ana S.L.; Stuart, Simon N.; Temple, Helen J.; Baillie, Jonathan E.M.; Happold, David; Happold, Meredith


Knowledge of mammalian diversity is still surprisingly disparate, both regionally and taxonomically. Here, we present a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals. Data, compiled by 1700+ experts, cover all 5487 species, including marine mammals. Global macroecological patterns are very different for land and marine species but suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism across systems. Compared with land species, threat levels are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1165115


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