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Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta lepida in Central Spain. / Castilla, A. M; Bauwens, Dirk; Llorente, G. A.

In: Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1991, p. 30-36.

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Castilla, AM, Bauwens, D & Llorente, GA 1991, 'Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta lepida in Central Spain', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 30-36.

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Castilla, A. M., Bauwens, D., & Llorente, G. A. (1991). Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta lepida in Central Spain. Journal of Hydrology, 25(1), 30-36.

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Castilla, A. M ; Bauwens, Dirk ; Llorente, G. A. / Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta lepida in Central Spain. In: Journal of Hydrology. 1991 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 30-36.

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