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Vol. 74, No. 2, 2003
Issue release date: March–April 2003 (May 2003)
Folia Primatol 2003;74:101–103

Observed Infanticide in a Seasonal Breeding Prosimian (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar

Lewis R.J. · Razafindrasamba S.M. · Tolojanahary J.P.
a Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, N.C., USA;b Kirindy Forest, Morondava, Madagascar

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