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Research Article

Avian Wing Proportions and Flight Styles: First Step towards Predicting the Flight Modes of Mesozoic Birds

  • Xia Wang,

    Affiliation: School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin, Ireland

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  • Alistair J. McGowan,

    Affiliation: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Gareth J. Dyke mail

    gareth.dyke@soton.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028672
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Xia Wang
School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin, Ireland
Alistair J. McGowan
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gareth J. Dyke
School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: gareth.dyke@soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XW AM GD. Performed the experiments: XW AM GD. Analyzed the data: XW AM GD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XW AM GD. Wrote the paper: XW AM GD.