Lemur Diversity in Madagascar

@article{Mittermeier2008LemurDI,
  title={Lemur Diversity in Madagascar},
  author={Russell A. Mittermeier and J{\"o}rg U. Ganzhorn and William R. Konstant and Kenneth E. Glander and Ian Tattersall and Colin P. Groves and Anthony B. Rylands and Andreas Hapke and Jonah Ratsimbazafy and Mireya I. Mayor and Edward E. Louis and Yves Rumpler and Christoph Schwitzer and Rodin M. Rasoloarison},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={1607-1656}
}
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