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Research Article

Abdominal Contents from Two Large Early Cretaceous Compsognathids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) Demonstrate Feeding on Confuciusornithids and Dromaeosaurids

  • Lida Xing,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Phil R. Bell mail,

    philbyb@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative, Clairmont, Alberta, Canada

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  • W. Scott Persons IV,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Shuan Ji,

    Affiliation: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Tetsuto Miyashita,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Michael E. Burns,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Qiang Ji,

    Affiliation: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Philip J. Currie

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: August 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044012
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Lida Xing, W. Scott Persons IV, Tetsuto Miyashita, Michael E. Burns, Philip J. Currie
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phil R. Bell
Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative, Clairmont, Alberta, Canada
Shuan Ji, Qiang Ji
Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China

Corresponding Author

Email: philbyb@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: LX PB WSP MB TM PC SJ QJ. Wrote the paper: LX PB WSP TM MB.