Preoviposition paternal care in a fully aquatic giant salamander: nest cleaning by a den master

  title={Preoviposition paternal care in a fully aquatic giant salamander: nest cleaning by a den master},
  author={Juliann M. Terry and Yuki Taguchi and Judith Dixon and Kazushi Kuwabara and Mizuki K. Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},

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