Multiple breeding strategies in the swift fox, Vulpes velox

@article{Kitchen2006MultipleBS,
  title={Multiple breeding strategies in the swift fox, Vulpes velox
},
  author={Ann M. Kitchen and Eric M Gese and Lisette P. Waits and Seija M. Karki and Edward R. Schauster},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={1029-1038}
}

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