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Research Article

Ecological Guild Evolution and the Discovery of the World's Smallest Vertebrate

  • Eric N. Rittmeyer,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Allen Allison,

    Affiliation: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Michael C. Gründler,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Derrick K. Thompson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Christopher C. Austin mail

    ccaustin@lsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Published: January 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029797

About the Authors

Eric N. Rittmeyer, Christopher C. Austin
Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Allen Allison
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Michael C. Gründler, Derrick K. Thompson
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ccaustin@lsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CCA ENR AA. Performed the experiments: CCA ENR AA. Analyzed the data: CCA ENR AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CCA AA. Wrote the paper: CCA ENR AA. Fieldwork: CCA ENR AA MCG DKT.