Hearing range of the domestic cat

@article{Heffner1985HearingRO,
  title={Hearing range of the domestic cat},
  author={Rickye S. Heffner and Henry E. Heffner},
  journal={Hearing Research},
  year={1985},
  volume={19},
  pages={85-88}
}

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