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Research Article

Ancient DNA Provides New Insights into the Evolutionary History of New Zealand's Extinct Giant Eagle

  • Michael Bunce mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: buncem@mcmaster.ca

    Affiliations: Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

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  • Marta Szulkin,

    Affiliation: Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Heather R. L Lerner,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Ian Barnes,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University College London, United Kingdom

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  • Beth Shapiro,

    Affiliation: Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Alan Cooper,

    Affiliation: Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Richard N Holdaway

    Affiliation: Palaecol Research, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Published: January 04, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030009

About the Authors

Michael Bunce, Marta Szulkin, Beth Shapiro, Alan Cooper
Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Michael Bunce
Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Heather R. L Lerner
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Ian Barnes
Department of Biology, University College London, United Kingdom
Richard N Holdaway
Palaecol Research, Christchurch, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

Email: buncem@mcmaster.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MB, AC, and RNH conceived and designed the experiments. MB, MS, HRLL, IB, and BS performed the experiments. MB and BS analyzed the data. MB and RNH wrote the paper.