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Research Article

Common Functional Correlates of Head-Strike Behavior in the Pachycephalosaur Stegoceras validum (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) and Combative Artiodactyls

  • Eric Snively mail,

    es180210@ohio.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Jessica M. Theodor

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: June 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021422
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Eric Snively
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America
Jessica M. Theodor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: es180210@ohio.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: ES JMT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES JMT. Wrote the paper: ES. Conceived and designed the research: ES JMT. Performed CT scanning: ES JMT.