Corpus ID: 12355800

Malaria (Plasmodium elongatum) in captive African penguins (Spheniscus demersus).

@article{Fleischman1968MalariaE,
  title={Malaria (Plasmodium elongatum) in captive African penguins (Spheniscus demersus).},
  author={R. Fleischman and R. Squire and W. Sladen and E. Melby},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1968},
  volume={153 7},
  pages={
          928-35
        }
}
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