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Could Late Cretaceous sauropod tooth morphotypes provide supporting evidence for faunal connections between North Africa and Southern Europe?

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Supplemental Information

Table S1. All tooth samples used for the quantitative analysis

Slenderness Index (SI) and Compression Index (CI) from pers. obs. or literature (see references). Tooth sample is mainly Late Jurassic or Cretaceous, with sauropod teeth from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Africa.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27286v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Femke M Holwerda conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Verónica Díez Díaz performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Alejandro Blanco performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Roel Montie performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Jelle WF Reumer conceived and designed the experiments, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Raw data consists of Slenderness Index (SI) and Compression Index (CI) of sauropod teeth, mainly from the Cretaceous, with some outgroups from the Jurassic. The dataset is compiled using all literature and personal observations that, to our knowledge, exist of Cretaceous sauropod teeth. This dataset was used for the quantitative analysis to compare Morphotype I and Morphotype II of the sauropod tooth sample from Morocco and Algeria to other sauropods. The Taouz, Morocco, and Algerian tooth sample of 8 teeth is stored in the collections of the Palaeontological Museum Munich (BSPG), the Erfoud, Morocco tooth sample of 10 teeth is stored in the collections of the Palaeontological Museum of the University of Zurich (PIMUZ), and both are free and openly accessible upon request to the curators in Munich and Zurich.

Raw data consists of Slenderness Index (SI) and Compression Index (CI) of sauropod teeth, mainly from the Cretaceous, with some outgroups from the Jurassic. The dataset is compiled using all literature and personal observations that, to our knowledge, exist of Cretaceous sauropod teeth. This dataset was used for the quantitative analysis to compare Morphotype I and Morphotype II of the sauropod tooth sample from Morocco and Algeria to other sauropods. The Taouz, Morocco, and Algerian tooth sample of 8 teeth is stored in the collections of the Palaeontological Museum Munich (BSPG), the Erfoud, Morocco tooth sample of 10 teeth is stored in the collections of the Palaeontological Museum of the University of Zurich (PIMUZ), and both are free and openly accessible upon request to the curators in Munich and Zurich.

Funding

Alejandro Blanco is supported by the program Axudas postdoutorais da Xunta de Galicia 2017 – Modalidade A. Additional funding for Alejandro Blanco came from the Synthesys Project DE-TAF-7025 and from the program Axudas á investigación da UDC 2017, 2018. The other authors received no funding for this work. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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