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Correction to the Competing Interest Statement

Posted by PLOS_ONE_Group on 10 Jun 2009 at 15:02 GMT

The authors have supplied an updated Competing Interest statement. This text will be added to the article as a Formal Correction, but in the meantime it is available via this Comment, and reads as follows:

"The authors wish to declare, for the avoidance of any misunderstanding concerning competing interests, that a production company (Atlantic Productions), several television channels (History Channel, BBC1, ZDF, NRK) and a book publisher (Little Brown and co) were involved in discussions regarding this paper in advance of publication. However, to clarify, none of the authors received any financial benefit from any of these associations and these organizations had no influence over the publication of this paper or the science contained within it. The Natural History museum in Oslo will receive some royalty from sales of the book, but no revenue accrues to any of the scientists. In addition, the Natural History Museum of Oslo purchased the fossil that is examined in this paper, however, this purchase in no way influenced the publication of this paper or the science contained within it, and in no way benefited the individual authors."

Competing interests declared: This Comment was added by PLoS ONE staff