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Ecology of ice-age extinctions

The last ice age saw the extinction of numerous large mammals — but perhaps not as many as was thought. The woolly mammoth survived to much more recent times, and so, it now seems, did the Irish elk.

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Pastor, J., Moen, R. Ecology of ice-age extinctions. Nature 431, 639–640 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/431639a

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