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Extended data figures and tables
Extended Data Figure 1 Effect of number of observations on percentage of aggregated taxon pairs for four datasets used by Lyons et al.
a–d, US desert rodents (a), Holocene mammals (b), 1,000-year-old North American pollen (c), and 1950 Wisconsin understorey vegetation (d). Grey band shows 95% confidence interval of a local regression smoother fitted with a quasi-binomial distribution.
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Telford, R., Chipperfield, J., Birks, H. et al. How foreign is the past?. Nature 538, E1–E2 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature20096