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Insights into the Ecology and Evolutionary Success of Crocodilians Revealed through Bite-Force and Tooth-Pressure Experimentation

  • Gregory M. Erickson mail,

    gerickson@bio.fsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • Paul M. Gignac,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Scott J. Steppan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • A. Kristopher Lappin,

    Affiliation: Biological Sciences Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, United States of America

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  • Kent A. Vliet,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • John D. Brueggen,

    Affiliation: St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. Augustine, Florida, United States of America

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  • Brian D. Inouye,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • David Kledzik,

    Affiliation: St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. Augustine, Florida, United States of America

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  • Grahame J. W. Webb

    Affiliation: Wildlife Management International, Karama, and School of Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia

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  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031781
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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