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The evolution of the mammals

L. B. Halstead

The evolution of the mammals

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Published by P. Lowe in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mammals -- Evolution.,
  • Mammals, Fossil.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby L.B. Halstead ; with eight double-page paintings by Sergio.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL708.5 .H34
    The Physical Object
    Pagination116 p. :
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3843731M
    ISBN 100856540307
    LC Control Number81159794
    OCLC/WorldCa8306207


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