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Drivers of extinction: the case of Azorean beetles

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Oceanic islands host a disproportionately high fraction of endangered or recently extinct endemic species. We report on species extinctions among endemic Azorean beetles following 97% habitat loss since 1440AD. We infer extinctions from historical and contemporary records and examine the influence of three predictors: geographic range, habitat specialization and body size. Of 55 endemic beetle species investigated (out of 63), seven can be considered extinct. Single-island endemics (SIEs) wer...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Sofia Terzopoulou More by this author
Francois Rigal More by this author
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Department:
School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Paulo A. V. Borges More by this author
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Department:
School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Biology Letters
Acceptance date:
2015-05-20
EISSN:
1744-957X

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