Photoshop: Right-click Artboard layer > Duplicate > New, doesn't copy timeline/keyframes with it

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In an attempt to find a way to create a new PSD from an artboard, I found the following workaround:

Right-click Artboard layer > Duplicate Artboard > New

It creates a new document fine, but the problem is, for my particular animated gif project, none of the timeline/keyframes are copied to the new document. I'd guess that the expected behavior would be to have everything associated with the layers copied over when performing this action, yea?
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Animations aren't currently Artboard specific, meaning their data model is carried at the document level, not the layer/group/artboard level.

A workaround would be to duplicate the document using Image>Duplicate, then delete the other Artboards.

It might be possible to expand the model in the future to allow separate timelines specific to Artboards.