Sauropod Gigantism: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

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Overview

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

Reviews

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 youngi
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
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
Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics
Holger Preuschoft, Nicole Klein
PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078574
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
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
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
Sauropod Necks: Are They Really for Heat Loss?
Donald M. Henderson
PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0077108
Caudal Pneumaticity and Pneumatic Hiatuses in the Sauropod Dinosaurs Giraffatitan and Apatosaurus
Mathew J. Wedel, Michael P. Taylor
PLOS ONE: published 30 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078213
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
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
COVER Image Credit: Kent A. Stevens, University of Oregon