TEMPORAL CONGRUENCE AND THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS

@inproceedings{Brochu2000TEMPORALCA,
  title={TEMPORAL CONGRUENCE AND THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS},
  author={Christopher A. Brochu and Mark A. Norell},
  year={2000}
}

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