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Research Article

Distributions of Cranial Pathologies Provide Evidence for Head-Butting in Dome-Headed Dinosaurs (Pachycephalosauridae)

  • Joseph E. Peterson mail,

    petersoj@uwosh.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Collin Dischler,

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Nicholas R. Longrich

    Affiliation: Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: July 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068620
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Joseph E. Peterson, Collin Dischler
Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States of America
Nicholas R. Longrich
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: petersoj@uwosh.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JEP CD NRL. Performed the experiments: JEP CD. Analyzed the data: JEP NRL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JEP NRL. Wrote the paper: JEP CD NRL.