[Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?
aphodiinaemate at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 18:04:52 CDT 2012
I ignore the particulars of Clianthus´plight, but if it was on its way
out because of "natural" reasons (not all extinctions are
anthropogenic) its horticultural appeal may have allowed it to survive
in the man-made world of gardens. In this way it effectively becomes
an artificial habitat for the mite. It only continues existing because
of human intervention preventing its extintion (Wollemia nobilis may
be a better example but the point stands as a general principle even
in Clianthus is endangered due to human action). Just splitting hairs.
P.S. Humans are only invasive because of "natural range extension" ;)
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