About the Authors

Michael D. Gottfried

gottfrie@msu.edu

Affiliation Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan United States of America

Karen E. Samonds

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, United States of America

Summer A. Ostrowski

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

Tsiory Harimalala Andrianavalona

Affiliation Département de Paléontologie et d’Anthropologie Biologique, Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Tolotra Niaina Ramihangihajason

Affiliation Département de Paléontologie et d’Anthropologie Biologique, Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MDG KES. Data curation: MDG KES. Formal analysis: MDG KES. Funding acquisition: KES. Investigation: MDG KES SAO THA TNR. Methodology: MDG KES SAO THA TNR. Project administration: KES. Resources: MDG KES. Software: MDG KES. Supervision: KES. Validation: MDG KES. Visualization: MDG KES SAO. Writing – original draft: MDG KES SAO. Writing – review & editing: MDG KES SAO.