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Research Article

Estimating Mass Properties of Dinosaurs Using Laser Imaging and 3D Computer Modelling

  • Karl T. Bates mail,

    karl.bates@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Adaptive Organismal Biology Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Jackson's Mill, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Phillip L. Manning,

    Affiliations: The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • David Hodgetts,

    Affiliation: School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • William I. Sellers

    Affiliation: Adaptive Organismal Biology Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Jackson's Mill, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 19, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004532
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Karl T. Bates, William I. Sellers
Adaptive Organismal Biology Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Jackson's Mill, Manchester, United Kingdom
Phillip L. Manning
The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Phillip L. Manning, David Hodgetts
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: karl.bates@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KTB WS. Performed the experiments: KTB. Analyzed the data: KTB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KTB MLP HD WS. Wrote the paper: KTB.