Data from: Endemic plant species are more palatable to introduced herbivores than non-endemics

Jonay Cubas, Severin Irl, Rafael Villafuerte, Víctor Bello-Rodríguez, Juan Rodríguez-Luengo, Marcelino Del Arco, José Martín-Esquivel & Juana González-Mancebo
Islands harbour a spectacular diversity and unique species composition. This uniqueness is mainly a result of endemic species that have evolved in-situ in the absence of mammal herbivores. However, island endemism is under severe threat by introduced herbivores. We test the assumption that endemic species are particularly vulnerable to generalist introduced herbivores (European rabbit) using an unprecedented dataset covering an entire island with enormous topographic, climatic and biological diversity (Tenerife, Canary Islands). With increasing endemism,...

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