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Hystricognathy vs Sciurognathy in the Rodent Jaw: A New Morphometric Assessment of Hystricognathy Applied to the Living Fossil Laonastes (Diatomyidae)

  • Lionel Hautier mail,

    ljh75@cam.ac.uk

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

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  • Renaud Lebrun,

    Affiliations: Anthropologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Suisse, Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR-CNRS 5554, Cc 064, Université de Montpellier 2, place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier, France

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  • Soonchan Saksiri,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Tambon Khamriang Kantarawichai District, Mahasarakham, Thailand

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  • Jacques Michaux,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR-CNRS 5554, Cc 064, Université de Montpellier 2, place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier, France

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  • Monique Vianey-Liaud,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR-CNRS 5554, Cc 064, Université de Montpellier 2, place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier, France

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  • Laurent Marivaux

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR-CNRS 5554, Cc 064, Université de Montpellier 2, place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier, France

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  • Published: April 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018698
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Lionel Hautier
Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Renaud Lebrun
Anthropologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Suisse
Renaud Lebrun, Jacques Michaux, Monique Vianey-Liaud, Laurent Marivaux
Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR-CNRS 5554, Cc 064, Université de Montpellier 2, place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier, France
Soonchan Saksiri
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Tambon Khamriang Kantarawichai District, Mahasarakham, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: ljh75@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LH RL SS JM MV-L LM. Performed the experiments: LH RL. Analyzed the data: LH RL SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LH RL SS. Wrote the paper: LH RL SS JM MV-L LM.