A THERMAL MODEL FOR REPTILES AND PELYCOSAURS

@article{Florides1999ATM,
  title={A THERMAL MODEL FOR REPTILES AND PELYCOSAURS},
  author={George Florides and Luiz Carlos Wrobel and Soteris A. Kalogirou and Savvas A. Tassou},
  journal={Journal of Thermal Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-13}
}

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