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Research Article

First Evidence for a Massive Extinction Event Affecting Bees Close to the K-T Boundary

  • Sandra M. Rehan mail,

    sandra.rehan@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Remko Leys,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australia Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Michael P. Schwarz

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Published: October 23, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076683

About the Authors

Sandra M. Rehan
Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America
Remko Leys, Michael P. Schwarz
School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Remko Leys
Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australia Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Remko Leys
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: sandra.rehan@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMR RL MPS. Performed the experiments: SMR RL MPS. Analyzed the data: SMR RL MPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SMR RL MPS. Wrote the paper: SMR RL MPS.