About the Authors

Lisa Noelle Cooper

lcooper@neomed.edu

Affiliations Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio, United States of America, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States of America

Erik R. Seiffert

Affiliation Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Mark Clementz

Affiliation Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Sandra I. Madar

Affiliation Department of Biology, Hiram University, Hiram, Ohio, United States of America

Sunil Bajpai

Current address: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Affiliation Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India

S. Taseer Hussain

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

J. G. M. Thewissen

Affiliations Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio, United States of America, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LNC ERS MTC JGMT. Performed the experiments: LNC ERS MTC. Analyzed the data: LNC ERS MTC JGMT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LNC MTC SIM SB STH JGMT. Wrote the paper: LNC ERS MTC JGMT.