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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Paul M Barrett conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Tim Broderick performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kimberley Chapelle performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jonah Choiniere conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Steve Edwards performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Darlington Munyikwa performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Pia Viglietti performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Michel Zondo performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

All specimens collected during this work have been deposited in the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo.

Funding

This work was supported by grants from the National Research Foundation (South Africa: to JC), PAST (Palaeontological Scientific Trust: to JC), the Natural History Museum, London (to PB) and a donation from Mr Rowan MacNiven. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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