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Sauropod Gigantism: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (PLoS Collections open-access volume)

From: Ben Creisler

PLoS Collections has published an open-access volume of papers about
sauropods: Sauropod Gigantism: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach.

The entire volume as well as individual papers can be downloaded from
the following link:



An Evolutionary Cascade Model for Sauropod Dinosaur Gigantism -
Overview, Update and Tests

P. Martin Sander

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078573


Herbivory and Body Size: Allometries of Diet Quality and
Gastrointestinal Physiology, and Implications for Herbivore Ecology
and Dinosaur Gigantism

Marcus Clauss, Patrick Steuer, Dennis W. H. Müller, Daryl Codron, Jürgen Hummel

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0068714

The Articulation of Sauropod Necks: Methodology and Mythology

Kent A. Stevens

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078572

March of the Titans: The Locomotor Capabilities of Sauropod Dinosaurs

William Irvin Sellers, Lee Margetts, Rodolfo Aníbal Coria, Phillip Lars Manning

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078733

Research Articles

Biomechanical Reconstructions and Selective Advantages of Neck Poses
and Feeding Strategies of Sauropods with the Example of Mamenchisaurus

Andreas Christian, Guangzhao Peng, Toru Sekiya, Yong Ye, Marco G.
Wulf, Thorsten Steuer

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0071172

Abstract • Figures

The Effect of Intervertebral Cartilage on Neutral Posture and Range of
Motion in the Necks of Sauropod Dinosaurs

Michael P. Taylor, Mathew J. Wedel

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078214

Abstract • Figures

Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the
Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and

Holger Preuschoft, Nicole Klein

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078574

Abstract • Figures

Quantitative Interpretation of Tracks for Determination of Body Mass

Tom Schanz, Yvonne Lins, Hanna Viefhaus, Thomas Barciaga, Sashima
Läbe, Holger Preuschoft, Ulrich Witzel, P. Martin Sander

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0077606

Abstract • Figures

Preliminary Analysis of Osteocyte Lacunar Density in Long Bones of
Tetrapods: All Measures Are Bigger in Sauropod Dinosaurs

Koen W. H. Stein, Jan Werner

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0077109

Abstract • Figures

Body Temperatures in Dinosaurs: What Can Growth Curves Tell Us?

Eva Maria Griebeler

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0074317

Abstract • Figures

Sauropod Necks: Are They Really for Heat Loss?

Donald M. Henderson

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0077108

Abstract • Figures

Caudal Pneumaticity and Pneumatic Hiatuses in the Sauropod Dinosaurs
Giraffatitan andApatosaurus

Mathew J. Wedel, Michael P. Taylor

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078213

Abstract • Figures

Ecological Interactions in Dinosaur Communities: Influences of Small
Offspring and Complex Ontogenetic Life Histories

Daryl Codron, Chris Carbone, Marcus Clauss

PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0077110

Abstract • Figures

New Insights into Non-Avian Dinosaur Reproduction and Their
Evolutionary and Ecological Implications: Linking Fossil Evidence to
Allometries of Extant Close Relatives

Jan Werner, Eva Maria Griebeler

PLOS ONE: published 21 Aug 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0072862

Abstract • Figures