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Research Article

The Predatory Ecology of Deinonychus and the Origin of Flapping in Birds

  • Denver W. Fowler mail,

    df9465@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliation: Museum of the Rockies and Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth A. Freedman,

    Affiliation: Museum of the Rockies and Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • John B. Scannella,

    Affiliation: Museum of the Rockies and Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Robert E. Kambic

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of Ameria

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  • Published: December 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028964
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Denver W. Fowler, Elizabeth A. Freedman, John B. Scannella
Museum of the Rockies and Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Robert E. Kambic
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of Ameria

Corresponding Author

Email: df9465@yahoo.co.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DWF. Performed the experiments: DWF EAF JBS. Analyzed the data: DWF EAF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DWF EAF JBS REK. Wrote the paper: DWF EAF.