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Phylogeny and evolution of the superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)

Published on Oct 1, 2016in Systematic Entomology3.727
· DOI :10.1111/syen.12179
Stephanie Haddad4
Estimated H-index: 4
(U of M: University of Memphis),
Duane D. McKenna17
Estimated H-index: 17
(U of M: University of Memphis)
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