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Research Article

Short-Snouted Toothless Ichthyosaur from China Suggests Late Triassic Diversification of Suction Feeding Ichthyosaurs

  • P. Martin Sander mail,

    martin.sander@uni-bonn.de

    Affiliation: Steinmann Institute, Division of Palaeontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Xiaohong Chen,

    Affiliation: Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (formerly Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources), Hubei, China

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  • Long Cheng,

    Affiliation: Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (formerly Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources), Hubei, China

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  • Xiaofeng Wang

    Affiliation: Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (formerly Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources), Hubei, China

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  • Published: May 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019480
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

P. Martin Sander
Steinmann Institute, Division of Palaeontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Xiaohong Chen, Long Cheng, Xiaofeng Wang
Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (formerly Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources), Hubei, China

Corresponding Author

Email: martin.sander@uni-bonn.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XW PMS XC LC. Performed the experiments: XW PMS XC LC. Analyzed the data: PMS LC XC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XW XC LC. Wrote the paper: PMS.