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Research Article

Cartilaginous Epiphyses in Extant Archosaurs and Their Implications for Reconstructing Limb Function in Dinosaurs

  • Casey M. Holliday mail,

    hollidayca@missouri.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Ryan C. Ridgely,

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

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  • Jayc C. Sedlmayr,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University - New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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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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  • Published: September 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013120
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Casey M. Holliday
Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Ryan C. Ridgely, Lawrence M. Witmer
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America
Jayc C. Sedlmayr
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University - New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hollidayca@missouri.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMH RCR LMW. Performed the experiments: CMH RCR JCS. Analyzed the data: CMH LMW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LMW. Wrote the paper: CMH LMW.