An olfactory recognition system in the ferret Mustela furo L. (Carnivora: Mustelidae)

@article{Clapperton1988AnOR,
  title={An olfactory recognition system in the ferret Mustela furo L. (Carnivora: Mustelidae)},
  author={Barbara Kay Clapperton and Edward O. Minot and Douglas R. Crump},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={541-553}
}
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