The Extinction of North America's Large Mammals at the End of the Pleistocene: A Comprehensive Analysis

Factors Contributing to the Extinction. Factors Contributing to the Extinction At the end of the Pleistocene, North America experienced a significant loss of its large mammals, including Equus, the ancestor of modern horses. The extinction event was influenced by several major factors:. At the end of the Pleistocene, North America experienced a significant loss of its large mammals, including Equus, the ancestor of modern horses. The extinction event was influenced by several major factors:Climate Change: The end of the Pleistocene brought about drastic climate shifts, including the onset of a warmer and drier environment. This change in climate led to ... [Read More]