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Research Article

Re-Evaluation of Sinocastor (Rodentia: Castoridae) with Implications on the Origin of Modern Beavers

  • Natalia Rybczynski mail,

    nrybczynski@mus-nature.ca

    Affiliation: Earth Sciences, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Elizabeth M. Ross,

    Affiliation: Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Joshua X. Samuels,

    Affiliation: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly, Oregon, United States of America

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  • William W. Korth

    Affiliation: Rochester Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: November 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013990
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Natalia Rybczynski
Earth Sciences, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
Elizabeth M. Ross
Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Joshua X. Samuels
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly, Oregon, United States of America
William W. Korth
Rochester Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nrybczynski@mus-nature.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NR JXS. Analyzed the data: EMR JXS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NR JXS. Wrote the paper: NR EMR JXS WWK. Supervised student Liz Ross: NR. Secured funding: NR. Collected data: EMR. Wrote specimen description and diagnosis: WWK.