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Herbivory and Body Size: Allometries of Diet Quality and Gastrointestinal Physiology, and Implications for Herbivore Ecology and Dinosaur Gigantism

  • Marcus Clauss mail,

    mclauss@vetclinics.uzh.ch

    Affiliation: Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Patrick Steuer,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Science, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Dennis W. H. Müller,

    Affiliation: National Park ‘Bavarian Forest’, Grafenau, Germany

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  • Daryl Codron,

    Affiliations: Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Florisbad Quaternary Research, National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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  • Jürgen Hummel

    Affiliations: Institute of Animal Science, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Ruminant Nutrition, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Published: October 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068714
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Marcus Clauss, Daryl Codron
Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Patrick Steuer, Jürgen Hummel
Institute of Animal Science, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Dennis W. H. Müller
National Park ‘Bavarian Forest’, Grafenau, Germany
Daryl Codron
Florisbad Quaternary Research, National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Jürgen Hummel
Ruminant Nutrition, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: mclauss@vetclinics.uzh.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC JH. Performed the experiments: MC PS JH. Analyzed the data: MC PS DM DC JH. Wrote the paper: MC PS DM DC JH.