About the Authors

Luca Fiorenza, Ottmar Kullmer, Friedemann Schrenk
Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Luca Fiorenza
Palaeoanthropology Department, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Stefano Benazzi
Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Jeremy Tausch
Department of Science, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York, United States of America

Jeremy Tausch, Friedemann Schrenk
Institute of Ecology, Evolution & Diversity, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Timothy G. Bromage
Departments of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

lfiorenza@senckenberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OK. Performed the experiments: LF. Analyzed the data: LF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LF SB. Wrote the paper: LF. Discussed the results and contributed to the manuscript: JT TB FS.