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Research Article

Radiographs Reveal Exceptional Forelimb Strength in the Sabertooth Cat, Smilodon fatalis

  • Julie A. Meachen-Samuels mail,

    meachensamuels@nescent.org

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Current address: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Blaire Van Valkenburgh

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011412
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Julie A. Meachen-Samuels, Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: meachensamuels@nescent.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAMS BVV. Performed the experiments: JAMS. Analyzed the data: JAMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BVV. Wrote the paper: JAMS BVV.