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Research Article

Clade Age and Species Richness Are Decoupled Across the Eukaryotic Tree of Life

  • Daniel L. Rabosky equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel L. Rabosky, Graham J. Slater, Michael E. Alfaro

    drabosky@umich.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Graham J. Slater equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel L. Rabosky, Graham J. Slater, Michael E. Alfaro

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Michael E. Alfaro equal contributor

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel L. Rabosky, Graham J. Slater, Michael E. Alfaro

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001381

About the Authors

Daniel L. Rabosky
Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Daniel L. Rabosky
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Graham J. Slater, Michael E. Alfaro
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: drabosky@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: DLR GJS MEA. Performed the experiments: DLR GJS MEA. Analyzed the data: DLR GJS MEA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DLR GJS MEA. Wrote the paper: DLR GJS MEA.