Extinction

Extinction, Termination of a taxon by the death of the last member.

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Extinction is the termination of a kind of organism or of a group of kinds (taxon), usually a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species' potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively. This difficulty leads to phenomena such as Lazarus taxa, where a species presumed extinct abruptly "reappears" (typically in the fossil record) after a period of apparent absence. More than 99% of all species that ever lived on Earth, amounting to over five billion species, are estimated to have died out.

Extinction event
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Extinction event ... Marine extinction intensity during the Phanerozoic % Millions of years ago (H) K–Pg Tr–J P–Tr Cap Late D O–S An extinction event (also known as a mass...

Extinction Rebellion
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Extinction Rebellion ... Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government...

Holocene extinction
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Holocene extinction ... The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during...

Human extinction
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Human extinction ... Human extinction is the hypothetical complete end of the human species. This may result either from natural causes or due to anthropogenic (human) causes...

Resident Evil: Extinction
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Resident Evil: Extinction ... Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 action horror film directed by Russell Mulcahy and written by Paul W. S. Anderson. A direct sequel to Resident Evil:...

Permian–Triassic extinction event
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Permian–Triassic extinction event ... Marine extinction intensity during the Phanerozoic % Millions of years ago (H) K–Pg Tr–J P–Tr Cap Late D O–S The Permian–Triassic (P-T, P-Tr) extinction event...

Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event
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Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event ... Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event (also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction) was a sudden mass extinction of three-quarters of the...

Local extinction
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Local extinction ... Local extinctions are contrasted with global extinctions. Local extinctions mark a change in the ecology of an area. In recent times, local extinction has...

De-extinction
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De-extinction ... De-extinction (also known as resurrection biology, or species revivalism) is the process of generating an organism that either resembles or is an extinct...

Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Transformers: Age of Extinction ... Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. It is the fourth installment of the...

Extinction coefficient
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Extinction (2018 film)
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Quaternary extinction
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Extinctionism
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Countdown to Extinction
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Neanderthal extinction
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Extinction (disambiguation)
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Resident Evil (film series)
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Extinction ratio
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