About the Authors

Dennis Rödder, Morris Flecks, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Johannes Dambach, Jan O. Engler, Timo Hartmann, David Hörnes, Flora Ihlow, Kathrin Schidelko, Darius Stiels
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany

A. Michelle Lawing
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Jan O. Engler, Jan Christian Habel
Department of Biogeography, Trier University, Trier, Germany

P. David Polly
Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

d.roedder.zfmk@uni-bonn.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR AML PDP. Performed the experiments: DR AML MF PDP. Analyzed the data: DR AML MF FA JD JOE JCH TH DH FI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DR AML KS DS. Wrote the paper: DR AML JCH PDP.