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Adaptive Patterns in Aquatic Amniote Bone Microanatomy—More Complex than Previously Thought

Published on Dec 1, 2016in Integrative and Comparative Biology3.101
· DOI :10.1093/icb/icw120
Alexandra Houssaye20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique),
P Martinsander32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Bonn),
Nicole Klein20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart)
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