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Supplemental Information

Alvarezsauroid theropod taxon information and body size data

Supplemental tables: S1, Alvarezsauroid theropod taxon information, compiled from the literature and first-hand study. S2, Alvarezsauroid body size data, compiled from the literature and first-hand study.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.702v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Michael Pittman conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Xing Xu conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Josef B. Stiegler conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

A fossil excavation permit was obtained from the Department of Land and Resources, Linhe, Inner Mongolia, China. This permit allowed the authors and other Inner Mongolia Research Project team members to extract and study material from our field site.

Funding

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41120124002), 973 (National Basic Research) program (2012CB821900) and the Department of Land and Resources, Inner Mongolia, China. MP’s participation in the 2013 expedition was funded by the Faculty of Science of the University of Hong Kong. JS's participation in the expedition was funded by a United States National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) fellowship (1311000). Research by JS was also supported by the Robert Weintraub Fellowship in Systematics and Evolution (George Washington University). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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