About the Authors

Paul C. Sereno, Hannah M. Moots
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Elena A. A. Garcea
Dipartimento di Filologia e Storia, University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy

Hélène Jousse
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Wien, Austria

Christopher M. Stojanowski, Kelly J. Knudson
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

Jean-François Saliège
Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat Expérimentations et Approches Numériques, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Abdoulaye Maga
Direction de L'Education, Culture, Science et Technologie, Economic Community of West African States Commission, Abuja, Nigeria

Abdoulaye Maga, Oumarou A. Ide
Institut des Sciences Humaines, Université de Niamey, Niamey, République du Niger

Anna Maria Mercuri, Isabella Massamba N'siala
Dipartimento del Museo di Paleobiologia e dell'Orto Botanico, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Thomas W. Stafford Jr.
Stafford Research Laboratories, Inc., Lafayette, Colorado, United States of America

Thomas G. Kaye
Burke Museum of Natural History, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Carlo Giraudi
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Rome, Italy

Enzo Cocca
Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Antropologiche e Archeologiche dell'Antichità, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy

Didier B. Dutheil
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France

Jeffrey P. Stivers
Federal Way, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

dinosaur@uchicago.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Involved in writing sections of the paper: PCS EAAG HJ CMS AM OI KJK AMM CG DBD. Participants in the field work: PCS EAAG HJ CMS AM OI CG IMN HMM DBD JPS. Geologic interpretations: PCS HJ CG. Chronological framework: PCS EAAG HJ J-FS TWS. Faunal analysis: PCS DBD. Skeletal processing and reconstruction: PCS. Ornament analysis: PCS TGK HMM. Felsite identification: PCS TGK. Lithic analysis: EAAG EC. Ceramic analysis and reconstruction: EAAG. Craniofacial analysis: CMS. Isotope analysis: KJK. Pollen analysis: AMM IMN.