The Evolution and Paleobiogeography of Flying Squirrels (Sciuridae, Pteromyini) in Response to Global Environmental Change

  title={The Evolution and Paleobiogeography of Flying Squirrels (Sciuridae, Pteromyini) in Response to Global Environmental Change},
  author={Xuefei Lu and Deyan Ge and Lin Xia and Zhao-qun Zhang and Song Li and Qisen Yang},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
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