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Research Article

Common Avian Infection Plagued the Tyrant Dinosaurs

  • Ewan D. S. Wolff mail,

    ewolff@wisc.edu (EDSW); s.salisbury@uq.edu.au (SWS)

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Steven W. Salisbury mail,

    ewolff@wisc.edu (EDSW); s.salisbury@uq.edu.au (SWS)

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • John R. Horner,

    Affiliation: Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • David J. Varricchio

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Published: September 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007288
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Ewan D. S. Wolff
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Steven W. Salisbury
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Steven W. Salisbury
Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John R. Horner
Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
David J. Varricchio
Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EDSW SWS. Performed the experiments: EDSW SWS. Analyzed the data: EDSW SWS JH DJV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EDSW SWS JH. Wrote the paper: EDSW SWS JH DJV.