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Why tropical squirrels carry seeds out of source crowns

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

Peter Becker
Affiliation:
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Mark Leighton
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
John B. Payne
Affiliation:
Forest Department, PO Box 311, Sandakan, Sabah, East Malaysia

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