Gerald Mayr, Ornithological Section, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, *Corresponding author
Gerald Mayr is curator of the ornithological collections of Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt (Germany). His research focuses on Paleogene fossil birds and the interrelationships and evolution of modern birds.
Vicen Carrió, Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK.
Vicen Carrió is reponsible for the preparation and conservation of palaeontological specimens at National Museums Scotland (UK). Her research interests cover anoxic environment techniques to improve the life of collections, adhesives, and how to improve the packing of collections to be stored and handled effectively.
Andrew C. Kitchener, Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK and School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP, UK.
Andrew C. Kitchener is head of birds, mammals and taxidermy at National Museums Scotland (UK). His research interests include the hybridisation between native and introduced mammal species, geographical variation and the effects of captivity on mammal and bird skeletal morphology, and faunal change and zooarchaeology of Scotland.