Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

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A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.

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#genetics and heredity
#endangered and extinct species
#pigeons
#science journal
#north america