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The Cranial Osteology and Feeding Ecology of the Metriorhynchid Crocodylomorph Genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe

  • Mark T. Young mail,

    zoologika@gmail.com

    Affiliation: School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen L. Brusatte,

    Affiliations: Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York, United States of America, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Marco Brandalise de Andrade,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Paleontologia e Estratigrafia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • Julia B. Desojo,

    Affiliation: División de Paleontología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Brian L. Beatty,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, United States of America

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  • Lorna Steel,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Marta S. Fernández,

    Affiliation: Departamento Paleontología de Vertebrados, Museo de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

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  • Manabu Sakamoto,

    Affiliation: School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca,

    Affiliations: Museo del Jurásico de Asturias (MUJA), Colunga, Spain, Departamento de Geología, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

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  • Rainer R. Schoch

    Affiliation: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany

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  • Published: September 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044985

About the Authors

Mark T. Young
School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Stephen L. Brusatte
Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York, United States of America
Stephen L. Brusatte
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York City, New York, United States of America
Marco Brandalise de Andrade
Departamento de Paleontologia e Estratigrafia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Julia B. Desojo
División de Paleontología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brian L. Beatty
Department of Anatomy, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, United States of America
Lorna Steel
Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Marta S. Fernández
Departamento Paleontología de Vertebrados, Museo de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Manabu Sakamoto
School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca
Museo del Jurásico de Asturias (MUJA), Colunga, Spain
Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca
Departamento de Geología, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Rainer R. Schoch
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: zoologika@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MTY. Performed the experiments: MTY MS. Analyzed the data: MTY SLB BLB MS JIR-O. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MBdA JBD LS MSF JIR-O RRS. Wrote the paper: MTY SLB BLB JIR-O.