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Vol. 70, No. 6, 1999
Issue release date: November–December 1999
Folia Primatol 1999;70:358–361
(DOI:10.1159/000021718)

Female Dominance in Captive Red Ruffed Lemurs, Varecia variegata rubra (Primates , Lemuridae)

Meyer C. · Gallo T. · Schultz S.T.
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