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Research Article

A New Troodontid Theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America

  • Lindsay E. Zanno mail,

    lzanno@fieldmuseum.org

    Affiliations: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Biological Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • David J. Varricchio,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Patrick M. O'Connor,

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio, United States of America, Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Alan L. Titus,

    Affiliation: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, Kanab, Utah, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Knell

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Published: September 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024487
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Lindsay E. Zanno
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Lindsay E. Zanno
Biological Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
David J. Varricchio, Michael J. Knell
Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Patrick M. O'Connor
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio, United States of America
Patrick M. O'Connor
Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America
Alan L. Titus
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, Kanab, Utah, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lzanno@fieldmuseum.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LEZ PMO ALT. Performed the experiments: LEZ DJV PMO ALT. Analyzed the data: LEZ DJV PMO ALT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LEZ DJV PMO ALT MJK. Wrote the paper: LEZ DJV PMO ALT.