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Why the largest and smallest animals are at greater risk of extinction

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20.09.2017

When it comes to extinction, there exists a Goldilocks zone—an animal that is not large or too small is more likely to escape extinction than species at either ends of the size spectrum. Scientists at the Oregon State University in the US say anthropogenic factors and climate change pose a greater threat to smaller vertebrates—habitat loss, climate change, logging, etc. Larger animals, whether mammals, birds, fish or reptiles, teeter at the verge........

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