Biogeography and evolution of body size and life history of African frogs: phylogeny of squeakers (Arthroleptis) and long-fingered frogs (Cardioglossa) estimated from mitochondrial data.

@article{Blackburn2008BiogeographyAE,
  title={Biogeography and evolution of body size and life history of African frogs: phylogeny of squeakers (Arthroleptis) and long-fingered frogs (Cardioglossa) estimated from mitochondrial data.},
  author={David C. Blackburn},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          806-26
        }
}
  • D. Blackburn
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
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