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[mass noun] The apparent extinction of a group of organisms of which modified descendant forms survive.
- ‘The subsequent extinction of the family may be a pseudoextinction, because the Palaeoxanthopsidae may have given rise to many of the extant lineages comprising the Xanthoidea.’
- ‘The nature of mass extinctions in particular has been distorted by a combination of post-extinction sampling bias and associated pseudoextinction of paraphyletic groups.’
- ‘For the purpose of calculating community similarity, species that are part of possible phyletic sequences were synonymized to correct for pseudoextinction.’
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