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Why the Long Face? The Mechanics of Mandibular Symphysis Proportions in Crocodiles

  • Christopher W. Walmsley mail,

    c.w.walmsley@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Peter D. Smits,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Michelle R. Quayle,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Matthew R. McCurry,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Heather S. Richards,

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Christopher C. Oldfield,

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Stephen Wroe,

    Affiliations: School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Phillip D. Clausen,

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Colin R. McHenry

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: January 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053873

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