Scientists Examine Historical Loss of Diversification of Species Leading to Extinction

June 21, 2013 8:30 PM

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The death of individual species is a problem, but so is a lack of new, emerging species, reports a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

"Virtually no biologist thinks about the failure to originate as being a major factor in the long term causes of extinction," Charles Marshall, professor of integrative biology and co-author of the report, said in a press release. "But we found that a decrease in the origin of new species is just as...

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