Committee on Recently Extinct Organisms (CREO), American Museum of Natural History
Data Center Description
Published extinction data, by being publicly accessible, can be carefully scrutinized, tested, and reviewed. Moreover, published data have already undergone some degree of professional review and assessment of reliability. Thus, CREO recognizes that published information should be the principal route for disseminating extinction evidence, and references to this evidence should be provided in any analysis of a species' extinction.