Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness

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Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness. / Jetz, Walter; Rahbek, Carsten.

I: Science, Bind 297, Nr. 5586, 2002, s. 1548-51.

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Jetz, W & Rahbek, C 2002, 'Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness', Science, bind 297, nr. 5586, s. 1548-51. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1072779

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Jetz, W., & Rahbek, C. (2002). Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness. Science, 297(5586), 1548-51. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1072779

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Jetz W, Rahbek C. Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness. Science. 2002;297(5586):1548-51. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1072779

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Jetz, Walter ; Rahbek, Carsten. / Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness. I: Science. 2002 ; Bind 297, Nr. 5586. s. 1548-51.

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