Palaeoproteomics resolves sloth relationships

  title={Palaeoproteomics resolves sloth relationships},
  author={Samantha Presslee and Graham J. Slater and François Pujos and Anal{\'i}a M. Forasiepi and Roman Fischer and Kelly R. Molloy and Meaghan Mackie and Jesper Velgaard Olsen and Alejandro Kramarz and Mat{\'i}as L. Taglioretti and Fernando Scaglia and Maximiliano J. Lezcano and Jos{\'e} Luis Lanata and John R. Southon and Robert S. Feranec and Jonathan I. Bloch and Adam Hajduk and Fabiana Mar{\'i}a Martin and Rodolfo Salas Gismondi and Mar Reguero and Christian de Muizon and Alex D. Greenwood and Brian T. Chait and Kirsty E. H. Penkman and Matthew James Collins and Ross D.E. Macphee},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
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