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Research Article

Ancient Origin of the Modern Deep-Sea Fauna

  • Ben Thuy mail,

    nebyuht@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Geoscience Centre, University of Göttingen, Department of Geobiology, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Andy S. Gale,

    Affiliation: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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  • Andreas Kroh,

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum Vienna, Department of Geology and Palaeontology, Vienna, Austria

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  • Michal Kucera,

    Affiliation: Marum – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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  • Lea D. Numberger-Thuy,

    Affiliation: Geoscience Centre, Museum, Collections and Geopark, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Mike Reich,

    Affiliations: Geoscience Centre, University of Göttingen, Department of Geobiology, Göttingen, Germany, Geoscience Centre, Museum, Collections and Geopark, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Sabine Stöhr

    Affiliation: Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046913

About the Authors

Ben Thuy, Mike Reich
Geoscience Centre, University of Göttingen, Department of Geobiology, Göttingen, Germany
Andy S. Gale
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Andreas Kroh
Natural History Museum Vienna, Department of Geology and Palaeontology, Vienna, Austria
Michal Kucera
Marum – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Lea D. Numberger-Thuy, Mike Reich
Geoscience Centre, Museum, Collections and Geopark, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Sabine Stöhr
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: nebyuht@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BT ASG MK. Performed the experiments: BT AK LDNT MR SS. Analyzed the data: BT ASG AK MK LDNT MR SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MK. Wrote the paper: BT ASG MK.