Sleep and nesting behavior in primates : A review

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FRUTH, Barbara, Nikki TAGG, Fiona STEWART, 2018. Sleep and nesting behavior in primates : A review. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell. 166(3), pp. 499-509. ISSN 0002-9483. eISSN 1096-8644. Available under: doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23373

@article{Fruth2018Sleep-56100, title={Sleep and nesting behavior in primates : A review}, year={2018}, doi={10.1002/ajpa.23373}, number={3}, volume={166}, issn={0002-9483}, journal={American Journal of Physical Anthropology}, pages={499--509}, author={Fruth, Barbara and Tagg, Nikki and Stewart, Fiona} }

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