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Major extinctions

Major extinctions

This table shows the major extinction events over the last 450 million years. The current extinction event, caused largely by human impact, is widely recognised as the sixth extinction.

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Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - Pre-human extinction events', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Richard Holdaway, published 24 Sep 2007