Exceptional diversity of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in the Makira region with the description of one new species

@article{Radespiel2008ExceptionalDO,
  title={Exceptional diversity of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in the Makira region with the description of one new species},
  author={Ute Radespiel and G. Olivieri and David W. Rasolofoson and Gilbert Rakotondratsimba and Odon Rakotonirainy and Solofonirina Rasoloharijaona and Blanchard Randrianambinina and Jonah Ratsimbazafy and Felix Ratelolahy and Tahirihasina M. Randriamboavonjy and Tovonanahary Rasolofoharivelo and Mathias Craul and Lucien M.-A. Rakotozafy and Rose Marie Randrianarison},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70}
}
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