Neogene Land Mammal Stages/Ages of China: Toward the Goal to Establish an Asian Land Mammal Stage/Age Scheme

@inproceedings{QiuZ2013NeogeneLM,
  title={Neogene Land Mammal Stages/Ages of China: Toward the Goal to Establish an Asian Land Mammal Stage/Age Scheme},
  author={X QiuZ and D QiuZ and Tao Deng and K LiC and Qinghua Zhangz and Y WangB and M WangX},
  year={2013}
}
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