CBSE Class 12-science Answered
Explain giving one example, how co-extinction is one of the causes of loss of biodiversity. List the three other causes also.
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
(c) Alien species invasion