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The role of the ram in the impala (Aepyceros melampus) mating system

@inproceedings{Oliver2002TheRO,
  title={The role of the ram in the impala (Aepyceros melampus) mating system},
  author={Colin Malcolm Oliver},
  year={2002}
}
  • C. Oliver
  • Published 24 July 2002
  • Environmental Science
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