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Research Article

Endocranial Anatomy of the Charadriiformes: Sensory System Variation and the Evolution of Wing-Propelled Diving

  • N. Adam Smith mail,

    adam_smith@nescent.org

    Affiliation: Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

    Current address: The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Julia A. Clarke

    Affiliation: Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: November 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049584

About the Authors

N. Adam Smith, Julia A. Clarke
Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: adam_smith@nescent.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NAS JAC. Analyzed the data: NAS JAC. Wrote the paper: NAS JAC.