The Rufous Sengi is not Elephantulus —Multilocus reconstruction of evolutionary history of sengis from the subfamily Macroscelidinae

  title={The Rufous Sengi is not
 —Multilocus reconstruction of evolutionary history of sengis from the subfamily Macroscelidinae},
  author={Jarmila Kr{\'a}sov{\'a} and Ondřej Mikula and Radim {\vS}umbera and Sylvie Hor{\'a}kov{\'a} and Jan Robovsk{\'y} and Danila S. Kostin and Aleksey A. Martynov and Leonid A. Lavrenchenko and Josef Bryja},
  journal={Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research},
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