Anthropogenic extinction means the extinction of species from the surface of earth that is due to A) Change in season B) Effects of meteors C) Human activities D) None of the above
Hint:Anthropogenic extinction is also known as Holocene extinction is the disappearance of large land animals or the megafauna since the last glacial age. The rate of anthropogenics is higher than any other type.
Complete Answer: Extinction is the disappearance of the species from the earth surface. The extinction can be caused by several factors like environmental or natural factors which include the change in seasons, natural calamities etc. It can also be caused by human activities like hunting, overpopulation, pollution deforestation etc. Anthropogenic extinction is also known as Holocene extinction is the disappearance of large land animals or the megafauna due to human activities. As a result of human activities several families of flora and fauna including birds, mammals, amphibians etc have become extinct. This is majorly due to destruction of coral reefs and rainforests by human activities. Human overhunting has caused stress. This extinction has led to the direct and indirect effect on the food web. The correct answer is Anthropogenic extinction means the extinction of species from the surface of earth that is due to human activities.
Hence the correct answer is option (C)
Note:The Holocene extinction is mainly linked with the meat consumption, overfishing, ocean acidification and consequently decline in the species population and biodiversity. Human population growth is regarded as the driving factor for extinction.