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

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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...

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10.1126/science.1165115

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Schipper, J More by this author
Chanson, JS More by this author
Chiozza, F More by this author
Hoffmann, M More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
322
Issue:
5899
Pages:
225-230
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:2763804f-8c28-435f-a51b-554693080acb
Source identifiers:
148801
Local pid:
pubs:148801

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