Male reproductive success in the domestic cat (Felis catus L.): A case history

@article{Pontier1996MaleRS,
  title={Male reproductive success in the domestic cat (Felis catus L.): A case history},
  author={Dominique Pontier and Eugenia Natoli},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={1996},
  volume={37},
  pages={85-88}
}
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