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Infanticide by Females Is a Leading Source of Juvenile Mortality in a Large Social Carnivore

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BROWN, Ally K., Malit O. PIOON, Kay E. HOLEKAMP, Eli D. STRAUSS, 2021. Infanticide by Females Is a Leading Source of Juvenile Mortality in a Large Social Carnivore. In: The American Naturalist. University of Chicago Press. 198(5), pp. 642-652. ISSN 0003-0147. eISSN 1537-5323. Available under: doi: 10.1086/716636

@article{Brown2021Infan-58195, title={Infanticide by Females Is a Leading Source of Juvenile Mortality in a Large Social Carnivore}, year={2021}, doi={10.1086/716636}, number={5}, volume={198}, issn={0003-0147}, journal={The American Naturalist}, pages={642--652}, author={Brown, Ally K. and Pioon, Malit O. and Holekamp, Kay E. and Strauss, Eli D.} }

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