Research ArticlePALEONTOLOGY

A Triassic plesiosaurian skeleton and bone histology inform on evolution of a unique body plan

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Science Advances  13 Dec 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 12, e1701144
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701144

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  • Received for publication April 4, 2017
  • Accepted for publication November 16, 2017

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  1. Tanja Wintrich1,
  2. Shoji Hayashi2,3,*,
  3. Alexandra Houssaye4,
  4. Yasuhisa Nakajima5 and
  5. P. Martin Sander1,6,
  1. 1Bereich Paläontologie, Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Universität Bonn, Nussallee 8, 53115 Bonn, Germany.
  2. 2Osaka Museum of Natural History, Nagai Park 1-23, Higashi-Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 546-0034, Japan.
  3. 3Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.
  4. 4UMR 7179 CNRS/Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Départment Adaptations du Vivant, 57 rue Cuvier CP-55, 75005 Paris, France.
  5. 5Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8564, Japan.
  6. 6Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: martin.sander{at}uni-bonn.de
  • * Present address: Biosphere-Geosphere Science, Okayama University of Science, Ridai-cho 1-1, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0005, Japan.

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