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Research Article

A New Leptoceratopsid (Ornithischia: Ceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong, China and Its Implications for Neoceratopsian Evolution

  • Xing Xu mail,

    xingxu@vip.sina.com

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Kebai Wang,

    Affiliation: Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum, Bureau of Tourism, Zhucheng, Shandong, China

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  • Xijin Zhao,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Corwin Sullivan,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Shuqing Chen

    Affiliation: Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum, Bureau of Tourism, Zhucheng, Shandong, China

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  • Published: November 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013835
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Xing Xu, Xijin Zhao, Corwin Sullivan
Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Kebai Wang, Shuqing Chen
Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum, Bureau of Tourism, Zhucheng, Shandong, China

Corresponding Author

Email: xingxu@vip.sina.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: XX XZ CS SC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KW SC. Wrote the paper: XX CS. Management: KW.