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Research Article

Body Shape and Life Style of the Extinct Balearic Dormouse Hypnomys (Rodentia, Gliridae): New Evidence from the Study of Associated Skeletons

  • Pere Bover mail,

    pere.bover@uib.es

    Affiliations: Departament de Biodiversitat i Conservació, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, Esporles, Spain, Division of Vertebrate Zoology/Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Josep A. Alcover,

    Affiliations: Departament de Biodiversitat i Conservació, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, Esporles, Spain, Division of Vertebrate Zoology/Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jacques J. Michaux,

    Affiliation: EPHE and ISEM, UMR 5554 CNRS Université Montpellier II and Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

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  • Lionel Hautier,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Rainer Hutterer

    Affiliations: Division of Vertebrate Zoology/Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany

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  • Published: December 31, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015817
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Pere Bover, Josep A. Alcover
Departament de Biodiversitat i Conservació, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, Esporles, Spain
Pere Bover, Josep A. Alcover, Rainer Hutterer
Division of Vertebrate Zoology/Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America
Jacques J. Michaux
EPHE and ISEM, UMR 5554 CNRS Université Montpellier II and Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Lionel Hautier
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rainer Hutterer
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: pere.bover@uib.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PB JAA JJM LH RH. Performed the experiments: PB JAA JJM LH RH. Analyzed the data: PB JAA JJM LH RH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PB JAA JJM LH RH. Wrote the paper: PB JAA JJM LH RH.