The classification and phylogeny of the Psocoptera

@article{Smithers1972TheCA,
  title={The classification and phylogeny of the Psocoptera},
  author={Courtenay Neville Smithers},
  journal={Australian Museum Memoir},
  year={1972},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-349}
}
  • C. N. Smithers
  • Published 31 December 1972
  • Biology
  • Australian Museum Memoir
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