Comparative studies of brain evolution : a critical insight from the Chiroptera


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DECHMANN, Dina K. N., Kamran SAFI, 2009. Comparative studies of brain evolution : a critical insight from the Chiroptera. In: Biological Reviews. 84(1), pp. 161-172. ISSN 1464-7931. eISSN 1469-185X. Available under: doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00067.x

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