Blood parasites and acute osteomyelitis in a non-avian dinosaur (Sauropoda, Titanosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Adamantina Formation, Bauru Basin, Southeast Brazil

@article{Aureliano2021BloodPA,
  title={Blood parasites and acute osteomyelitis in a non-avian dinosaur (Sauropoda, Titanosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Adamantina Formation, Bauru Basin, Southeast Brazil},
  author={Tito Aureliano and Carolina Santa Isabel Nascimento and Marcelo Adorna Fernandes and Fresia Ricardi-Branco and Aline M. Ghilardi},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
  year={2021},
  volume={118},
  pages={104672}
}

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