A quantitative approach to the cranial ontogeny of the puma

@article{Giannini2010AQA,
  title={A quantitative approach to the cranial ontogeny of the puma},
  author={Norberto P. Giannini and Valentina Segura and Marianna Giannini and David A. Flores},
  journal={Mammalian Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={75},
  pages={547-554}
}
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