Explain giving one example, how co-extinction is one of the causes of loss of biodiversity. List the three other causes also. 

Asked by Topperlearning User | 10th Jun, 2014, 03:26: PM

Expert Answer:

When a species becomes extinct, the plant and animal species associated with it in an obligatory may also become extinct. This is called co-extinction. For example, when a host fish species becomes extinct, its unique assemblage of parasites also becomes extinct.

Three other causes are-

(a) Habitat loss and fragmentation

(b) Over-exploitation

(c) Alien species invasion

Answered by  | 10th Jun, 2014, 05:26: PM