The Status of the World’s Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge

The Status of the World’s Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge

Knowledge of mammalian diversity is still surprisingly disparate, both regionally and taxonomically. Here, we present a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world’s mammals. Data, compiled by 1700+ experts, cover all 5487 species, including marine mammals. Global macroecological patterns are very different for land and marine species but suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism...

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