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Biotic crisis

Definition
noun
A biological event depicted by the extinction of one of more species over a relatively short period of geological time, resulting in diminished biodiversity and population of the said species.
Supplement
The common causes of biotic crises are a catastrophic global event, a natural disaster, or an abrupt change in the environment, and based on studies of fossil records and macroscopic evidence.
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