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Research Article

Modified Laminar Bone in Ampelosaurus atacis and Other Titanosaurs (Sauropoda): Implications for Life History and Physiology

  • Nicole Klein mail,

    nklein@uni-bonn.de

    Affiliation: Steinmann Institute of Paleontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • P. Martin Sander,

    Affiliation: Steinmann Institute of Paleontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Koen Stein,

    Affiliation: Steinmann Institute of Paleontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Jean Le Loeuff,

    Affiliation: Musée des Dinosaures, Espéraza, France

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  • Jose L. Carballido,

    Affiliation: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentina

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  • Eric Buffetaut

    Affiliation: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France

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  • Published: May 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036907
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Nicole Klein, P. Martin Sander, Koen Stein
Steinmann Institute of Paleontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Jean Le Loeuff
Musée des Dinosaures, Espéraza, France
Jose L. Carballido
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentina
Eric Buffetaut
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: nklein@uni-bonn.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: NK PMS KS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JL EB. Wrote the paper: NK PMS. Performed the character optimization for the phylogenetic analysis: JLC. Contributed locality and specimen informations: JL EB.