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Research Article

Anatomy and Cranial Functional Morphology of the Small-Bodied Dinosaur Fruitadens haagarorum from the Upper Jurassic of the USA

  • Richard J. Butler mail,

    butler.richard.j@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany, GeoBio-Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Laura B. Porro,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Peter M. Galton,

    Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America, Rio Vista, California, United States of America

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  • Luis M. Chiappe

    Affiliation: The Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031556
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Richard J. Butler
Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany
Richard J. Butler
GeoBio-Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Laura B. Porro
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Peter M. Galton
Professor Emeritus, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
Peter M. Galton
Rio Vista, California, United States of America
Luis M. Chiappe
The Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: butler.richard.j@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJB LBP PMG LMC. Analyzed the data: RJB LBP PMG. Wrote the paper: RJB LBP PMG LMC. Prepared figures: RJB LBP. Analysed CT data and functional morphology: LBP.