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Research Article

High Diversity, Low Disparity and Small Body Size in Plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic–Jurassic Boundary

  • Roger B. J. Benson mail,

    rbb27@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Evans,

    Affiliations: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, United Kingdom, Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Patrick S. Druckenmiller

    Affiliation: University of Alaska Museum and Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Published: March 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031838
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About the Authors

Roger B. J. Benson
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Roger B. J. Benson
Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Mark Evans
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, United Kingdom
Mark Evans
Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Patrick S. Druckenmiller
University of Alaska Museum and Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rbb27@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: RBJB ME PSD. Wrote the paper: RBJB ME PSD.