Probable Proterozoic fungi

@inproceedings{Butterfield2005ProbablePF,
  title={Probable Proterozoic fungi},
  author={Nicholas J.F. Butterfield},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2005}
}
  • N. Butterfield
  • Published in Paleobiology 21 December 2005
  • Environmental Science
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