Biologia Futura: rapid diversification and behavioural adaptation of birds in response to Oligocene-Miocene climatic conditions.

  title={Biologia Futura: rapid diversification and behavioural adaptation of birds in response to Oligocene-Miocene climatic conditions.},
  author={Jenoe Nagy},
  journal={Biologia futura},
  volume={71 1-2},
  • J. Nagy
  • Published 1 June 2020
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Biologia futura
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