About the Authors

Eliécer E. Gutiérrez

GutierrezE@si.edu

Affiliations Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States of America, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington DC, United States of America

Jesús E. Maldonado

Affiliations Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States of America, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington DC, United States of America

Aleksandar Radosavljevic

Affiliations Plant Biology and Conservation, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States of America

Jesús Molinari

Affiliation Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela

Bruce D. Patterson

Affiliation Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Juan M. Martínez-C.

Affiliation Instituto de Biología, Grupo Mastozoología & Colección Teriológica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

Amy R. Rutter

Affiliation Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Melissa T. R. Hawkins

Affiliations Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States of America, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington DC, United States of America, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America

Franger J. Garcia

Affiliation Laboratorio Museo de Zoología, Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

Kristofer M. Helgen

Affiliation Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States of America

Competing Interests

In compliance with the policies of the journal, the authors herein provide a formal statement regarding competing interests: Jesús E. Maldonado is currently serving as an academic editor for PLOS One. None of the other authors have any competing interests. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS One policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EEG JEM KMH. Performed the experiments: ARR BDP EEG FJG JEM JM JMM MTRH. Analyzed the data: AR EEG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EEG JEM KMH. Wrote the paper: EEG. Revised, commented, and edited earlier versions of the manuscript and contributed intellectually: EEG JEM AR JM BDP JMM ARR MTRH FJG KMH.