What are Background extinctions?

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asked Dec 10, 2012 in Evolution by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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extinctions that are not part of mass extinction events; thought to be due to typical types and rates of environmental change or species interactions as opposed to the extraordinary environment changes that occur during mass extinctions.
answered Dec 10, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)