Discussion by: OskarGonzalezI have heard of figures that state that X number of species go extinct everyday or year. I can imagine people researching extinction rates with organism on the endangered species list, but I have never seen any mention of the emergence rate of new species. Is this something that in known in the field of evolutionary biology? Have there been comparisons between these two rates?
I am a molecular biologist just recently educating myself with a comprehensive understanding of evolution.