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Author : Isabella Stöger
Release Date : 2021
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Author : Angela Dinapoli
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 308 pages
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Author : Katrin Göbbeler
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Author : Julia D. Sigwart
Release Date : 2008
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Systematics, Evolution and Ecology of Bullidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), with a Molecular Phylogeny of the Order Cephalaspidea
Author : Manuel António Encarnaçao Malaquias
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 552 pages
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Author : J. Wolfgang Wägele
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release Date : 2014-02-27
ISBN : 3110277522
Pages : 761 pages
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