Patterns in the structure of mammalian communities

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Published by Texas Tech University Press in Lubbock, Tex .

Written in English

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  • Mammals -- Ecology.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementedited by Douglas W. Morris ... [et al.].
SeriesSpecial publications / the Museum, Texas Tech University,, no. 28, Special publications (Texas Tech University. Museum) ;, no. 28
ContributionsMorris, Douglas W.
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LC ClassificationsQL703 .P35 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2210121M
ISBN 100896721736, 0896721744
LC Control Number89032598

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