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Research Article

The Endocranial Anatomy of Therizinosauria and Its Implications for Sensory and Cognitive Function

  • Stephan Lautenschlager mail,

    glzsl@bristol.ac.uk

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

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  • Emily J. Rayfield,

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

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  • Perle Altangerel,

    Affiliation: National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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  • Lindsay E. Zanno,

    Affiliations: Nature Research Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Lawrence M. Witmer

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: December 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052289
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Stephan Lautenschlager, Emily J. Rayfield
School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Perle Altangerel
National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Lindsay E. Zanno
Nature Research Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Lindsay E. Zanno
Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Lawrence M. Witmer
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: glzsl@bristol.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL EJR PA LEZ LMW. Performed the experiments: SL LMW. Analyzed the data: SL LEZ LMW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL EJR PA LEZ LMW. Wrote the paper: SL EJR LEZ LMW.