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Research Article

Scaling of Soaring Seabirds and Implications for Flight Abilities of Giant Pterosaurs

  • Katsufumi Sato mail,

    katsu@ori.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Affiliation: International Coastal Research Center, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Otsuchi, Iwate, Japan

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  • Kentaro Q. Sakamoto,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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  • Yutaka Watanuki,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan

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  • Akinori Takahashi,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Polar Research, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Nobuhiro Katsumata,

    Affiliation: International Coastal Research Center, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Otsuchi, Iwate, Japan

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  • Charles-André Bost,

    Affiliation: Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé-CNRS, Villier en Bois, Beauvoir/Niort, France

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  • Henri Weimerskirch

    Affiliation: Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé-CNRS, Villier en Bois, Beauvoir/Niort, France

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  • Published: April 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005400
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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