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Article: An assessment of the diversity of early Miocene Scolopaci (Aves, Charadriiformes) from Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Allier, France)

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 55
Part: 6
Publication Date: November 2012
Page(s): 1177 1197
Author(s): Vanesa L. De Pietri and Gerald Mayr
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DE PIETRI, V. L., MAYR, G. 2012. An assessment of the diversity of early Miocene Scolopaci (Aves, Charadriiformes) from Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Allier, France). Palaeontology55, 6, 1177–1197.

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