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Toshisada Nishida’s contributions to primatology

  • John C. Mitani
  • William C. McGrew
  • Richard Wrangham


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Mitani
    • 1
  • William C. McGrew
    • 2
  • Richard Wrangham
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Zoology and AnthropologyMiami University of OhioOxfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anthropology, Peabody MuseumHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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