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Research Article

A Computational Analysis of Limb and Body Dimensions in Tyrannosaurus rex with Implications for Locomotion, Ontogeny, and Growth

  • John R. Hutchinson mail,

    jrhutch@rvc.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Karl T. Bates,

    Affiliation: Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Julia Molnar,

    Affiliation: Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Vivian Allen,

    Affiliation: Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Peter J. Makovicky

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: October 12, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026037
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

John R. Hutchinson, Julia Molnar, Vivian Allen
Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Karl T. Bates
Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Peter J. Makovicky
Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jrhutch@rvc.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH KB VA JM PM. Performed the experiments: JH KB VA JM PM. Analyzed the data: JH KB VA JM PM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH KB VA JM PM. Wrote the paper: JH KB VA JM PM.