Shoulder Height, Body Mass, and Shape of Proboscideans

  title={Shoulder Height, Body Mass, and Shape of Proboscideans},
  author={Asier Larramendi},
  journal={Acta Palaeontologica Polonica},
  pages={537 - 574}
  • A. Larramendi
  • Published 10 July 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Acta Palaeontologica Polonica
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