Vervet monkey alarm calls: Semantic communication in a free-ranging primate

@article{Seyfarth1980VervetMA,
  title={Vervet monkey alarm calls: Semantic communication in a free-ranging primate},
  author={Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney and Peter R. Marler},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1980},
  volume={28},
  pages={1070-1094}
}

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