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WG 1.1 – Vertebrates

From Amphibian to Zebra

The global species count for vertebrates is modest. It is 30,000 for fishes, 10,000 for birds and 5,000 each for mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
Because vertebrates are among the largest animals, their population sizes are small and they are at particular risk of extinction. For example, all but one of the 37 species [...]

Eldredge Bermingham

Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

George Amato

Director, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York City


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