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Research Article

Mechanical Analysis of Feeding Behavior in the Extinct “Terror Bird” Andalgalornis steulleti (Gruiformes: Phorusrhacidae)

  • Federico J. Degrange mail,

    fjdegrange@fcnym.unlp.edu.ar

    Affiliation: CONICET - División Paleontología Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Museo de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

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  • Claudia P. Tambussi,

    Affiliation: CONICET - División Paleontología Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Museo de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

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  • Karen Moreno,

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Paleontología, Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Lawrence M. Witmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Stephen Wroe

    Affiliation: Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Published: August 18, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011856
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Federico J. Degrange, Claudia P. Tambussi
CONICET - División Paleontología Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Museo de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Karen Moreno
Laboratorio de Paleontología, Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Karen Moreno, Stephen Wroe
Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Lawrence M. Witmer
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: fjdegrange@fcnym.unlp.edu.ar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FJD CPT KM SW. Performed the experiments: FJD CPT. Analyzed the data: FJD KM SW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LMW SW. Wrote the paper: FJD CPT KM LMW SW.