What Else Is the Tall Mandibular Ramus of the Robust Australopiths Good For?

  • Yoel Rak
  • William L. Hylander
Part of the Developments In Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoel Rak
    • 1
  • William L. Hylander
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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