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Research Article

Eye Size at Birth in Prosimian Primates: Life History Correlates and Growth Patterns

  • Joshua R. Cummings,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Magdalena N. Muchlinski,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • E. Christopher Kirk,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Susan J. Rehorek,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Valerie B. DeLeon,

    Affiliation: Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Timothy D. Smith mail

    timothy.smith@sru.edu

    Affiliations: School of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: May 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036097

About the Authors

Joshua R. Cummings, Susan J. Rehorek
Department of Biology, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Magdalena N. Muchlinski
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
E. Christopher Kirk
Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America
Valerie B. DeLeon
Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Timothy D. Smith
School of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Timothy D. Smith
Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: timothy.smith@sru.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS EK MM. Performed the experiments: JC TS VD. Analyzed the data: TS JC MM VD EK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TS SR. Wrote the paper: TS JC MM VD EK SR.