The importance of lagomorphs for the Eurasian lynx in Western Asia: Results from a large scale camera-trapping survey in Turkey

  title={The importance of lagomorphs for the Eurasian lynx in Western Asia: Results from a large scale camera-trapping survey in Turkey},
  author={Anil Soyumert and Alper Ert{\"u}rk and Çağatay Tavşanoğlu},
  journal={Mammalian Biology},

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