Loss of evolutionary history across mammalian orders (Expected contribution to phylogenetic diversity (PD))

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Reference Davis M, Faurby S, Svenning JC. Mammal diversity will take millions of years to recover from the current biodiversity crisis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Oct 30 115(44):11262-11267. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1804906115 p.11263PubMed ID30322924
Comments P.11263 left column bottom paragraph: "Several unique mammal lineages (notably the endemic South American orders Litopterna and Notoungulata) were completely lost during the likely human-linked extinctions of the terminal Pleistocene and early Holocene (ref 18). These extinctions also decimated the sloth and anteater, armadillo, odd-toed ungulate, and elephant lineages, all disproportionately rich in PD (Fig. 1 and SI Appendix, Fig. S1)." See note beneath figure
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