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We thank J. H. Brown, S. K. M. Ernest, L. E. Harding and members of the Smith and Brown lab groups at the University of New Mexico for comments; the National Science Foundation (BIO-0541625) for financial support; F.A.S. thanks NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! and S. Finnegan for providing critical stimulus and motivation to pursue the project.

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  1. Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA

    • Felisa A. Smith
  2. Climate, Ocean, Sea Ice Modelling Team, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA

    • Scott M. Elliott
  3. Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 20013, USA.

    • S. Kathleen Lyons

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