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author = {Gumbs, R and Scott, O and Bates, R and Böhm, M and Forest, F and Gray, CL and Hoffmann, M and Kane, D and Low, C and Pearse, WD and Pipins, S and Tapley, B and Turvey, ST and Jetz, W and Owen, NR and Rosindell, J},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-024-45119-z},
journal = {Nature Communications},
title = {Global conservation status of the jawed vertebrate Tree of Life},
url = {},
volume = {15},
year = {2024}

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AB - Human-driven extinction threatens entire lineages across the Tree of Life. Here we assess the conservation status of jawed vertebrate evolutionary history, using three policy-relevant approaches. First, we calculate an index of threat to overall evolutionary history, showing that we expect to lose 86-150 billion years (11-19%) of jawed vertebrate evolutionary history over the next 50-500 years. Second, we rank jawed vertebrate species by their EDGE scores to identify the highest priorities for species-focused conservation of evolutionary history, finding that chondrichthyans, ray-finned fish and testudines rank highest of all jawed vertebrates. Third, we assess the conservation status of jawed vertebrate families. We found that species within monotypic families are more likely to be threatened and more likely to be in decline than other species. We provide a baseline for the status of families at risk of extinction to catalyse conservation action. This work continues a trend of highlighting neglected groups—such as testudines, crocodylians, amphibians and chondrichthyans—as conservation priorities from a phylogenetic perspective.
AU - Gumbs,R
AU - Scott,O
AU - Bates,R
AU - Böhm,M
AU - Forest,F
AU - Gray,CL
AU - Hoffmann,M
AU - Kane,D
AU - Low,C
AU - Pearse,WD
AU - Pipins,S
AU - Tapley,B
AU - Turvey,ST
AU - Jetz,W
AU - Owen,NR
AU - Rosindell,J
DO - 10.1038/s41467-024-45119-z
PY - 2024///
SN - 2041-1723
TI - Global conservation status of the jawed vertebrate Tree of Life
T2 - Nature Communications
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VL - 15
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