Context-dependent linear dominance hierarchies in social groups of European badgers, Meles meles

  title={Context-dependent linear dominance hierarchies in social groups of European badgers, Meles meles
  author={Stacey E. Hewitt and David W. Macdonald and Hannah Louise Dugdale},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
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