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Research Article

A Second Soundly Sleeping Dragon: New Anatomical Details of the Chinese Troodontid Mei long with Implications for Phylogeny and Taphonomy

  • Chunling Gao,

    Affiliation: Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, Liaoning, China

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  • Eric M. Morschhauser mail,

    mors@sas.upenn.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • David J. Varricchio,

    Affiliation: Earth Sciences Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Jinyuan Liu,

    Affiliation: Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, Liaoning, China

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  • Bo Zhao

    Affiliation: Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, Liaoning, China

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045203
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Chunling Gao, Jinyuan Liu, Bo Zhao
Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, Liaoning, China
Eric M. Morschhauser
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
David J. Varricchio
Earth Sciences Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mors@sas.upenn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CG EMM DJV JL BZ. Performed the experiments: EMM DJV. Analyzed the data: EMM DJV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG EMM DJV JL BZ. Wrote the paper: EMM DJV.