Species, extinct before we know them?


Journal Article

Species are going extinct rapidly, while taxonomic catalogues are still incomplete for even the best-known taxa. Intensive fieldwork is finding species so rare and threatened that some become extinct within years of discovery. Recent bird extinctions in Brazil's coastal forests suggest that some species may have gone extinct before we knew of their existence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lees, AC; Pimm, SL

Published Date

  • March 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 5

Start / End Page

  • R177 - R180

PubMed ID

  • 25734261

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25734261

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.017


  • eng