Phylogenetics and the correlates of mammalian sleep: a reappraisal.

  title={Phylogenetics and the correlates of mammalian sleep: a reappraisal.},
  author={John A. Lesku and Timothy C. Roth and Niels C. Rattenborg and Charles J. Amlaner and Steven L. Lima},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  volume={12 3},

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