Coevolutionary disequilibrium and Pleistocene extinctions.

Russell W. Graham, E. L. Lundelius

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Abstract

Four predictions are examined and discussed. The 'overkill' hypothesis is suggested to be unnecessary. Herbivores faced with new plant associations may have poisoned themselves to extinction. Mega-herbivores may have faced intense niche competition. The model depends upon the magnitude of environmental change and the disruption of coevolved systems caused by individualistic reorganisation. -T.M.Kennard

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-249
Number of pages27
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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