About the Authors

Lara D. Shepherd, David M. Lambert
Allan Wilson Centre, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Lara D. Shepherd
Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Lara D. Shepherd, Alan J. D. Tennyson
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

Trevor H. Worthy
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

R. Paul Scofield
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

Kristina M. Ramstad
Allan Wilson Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

David M. Lambert
Griffith School of Environment and School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: R. Paul Scofield is an employee of the Canterbury Museum, and Lara D. Shepherd and Alan J.D. Tennyson are employees of the Museum of New Zealand. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LDS THW AJDT DML. Performed the experiments: LDS KMR. Analyzed the data: LDS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: THW AJD RPS. Wrote the paper: LDS THW AJDT KMR DML.