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Research Article

Relationships of Cetacea (Artiodactyla) Among Mammals: Increased Taxon Sampling Alters Interpretations of Key Fossils and Character Evolution

  • Michelle Spaulding mail,

    mspaulding@amnh.org

    Affiliations: Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Maureen A. O'Leary,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • John Gatesy

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 23, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007062
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Michelle Spaulding
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Michelle Spaulding
Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America
Maureen A. O'Leary
Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
John Gatesy
Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mspaulding@amnh.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS MAO JG. Performed the experiments: MS MAO JG. Analyzed the data: MS MAO JG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS MAO JG. Wrote the paper: MS MAO JG.