freyLinda Frey. Palaeontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Karl-Schmid-Str. 4, CH-8006, Switzerland. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Frey is a doctoral student at the Paläontologisches Institut und Museum in Zürich, Switzerland. She is interested in diversity changes and palaeoecology and she mainly works on Devonian invertebrates and fishes, currently focusing on chondrichthyans.
She received a MSc of Science in Biology with a specialisation in Palaeontology from the University of Zürich in 2013.

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maxwellErin E. Maxwell. Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, DE-70191 Stuttgart, Germany. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erin Maxwell is a vertebrate paleontologist at the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart, Germany. Her research focuses on understanding body plan evolution and ecomorphology in Mesozoic fishes and marine reptiles.
She received a BSc in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Alberta, and a PhD from McGill University in 2008.

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sanchezMarcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra. Palaeontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Karl-Schmid-Str. 4, CH-8006, Switzerland. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (corresponding author)

Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra is Associate Professor of Palaeobiology at the University of Zürich. A native from Buenos Aires, he studied Biology in Caracas and obtained a PhD at Duke University and the Habilitation in Zoology from the University of Tübingen. After being Researcher at the Natural History Museum in London, he moved to Zürich and started the 'Evolutionary Morphology and Palaeobiology of Vertebrates' research group. He published Embryos in Deep Time (2012), which deals with much of his past research interest, the development and palaeobiology of vertebrate animals. He regularly leads collaborative field palaeontological work in Venezuela and he is currently working on the evo-devo of mammalian domestication.

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