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Research Article

Convergent Evolution in Aquatic Tetrapods: Insights from an Exceptional Fossil Mosasaur

  • Johan Lindgren mail,

    johan.lindgren@geol.lu.se

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Michael W. Caldwell,

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Takuya Konishi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Current address: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

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  • Luis M. Chiappe

    Affiliation: The Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011998
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Johan Lindgren
Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Michael W. Caldwell, Takuya Konishi
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Michael W. Caldwell
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Luis M. Chiappe
The Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: johan.lindgren@geol.lu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL MC TK. Performed the experiments: JL MC TK. Analyzed the data: JL MC TK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LC. Wrote the paper: JL MC TK LC.