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Body Size Distribution of the Dinosaurs

Figure 4

Frequency distribution of species body size for three major dinosaur clades: (a) Ornithischia; (b) Sauropodomorpha; and (c) Theropoda.

The Sauropodomorpha and Ornithischia are significantly negatively-skewed, while the Theropoda exhibit a bell-shaped distribution (see Table 2). All three clades are best fitted by unimodal distributions.

Figure 4

doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051925.g004