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Research Article

Biomechanics of Running Indicates Endothermy in Bipedal Dinosaurs

  • Herman Pontzer mail,

    hpontzer@artsci.wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Vivian Allen,

    Affiliation: Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

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  • John R. Hutchinson

    Affiliation: Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007783

About the Authors

Herman Pontzer
Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Vivian Allen, John R. Hutchinson
Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: hpontzer@artsci.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HP JH. Performed the experiments: HP JH. Analyzed the data: HP JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VA. Wrote the paper: HP VA JH.