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A preliminary account of the fishes of the Lower Cretaceous Wessex Formation (Wealden Group, Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, southern England

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A preliminary account of the fishes of the Lower Cretaceous Wessex Formation (Wealden Group, Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, southern England. / Sweetman, Steven C.; Goedert, Jean; Martill, David M.

In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 113, No. 3, 01.11.2014, p. 872-896.

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Sweetman, Steven C. ; Goedert, Jean ; Martill, David M. / A preliminary account of the fishes of the Lower Cretaceous Wessex Formation (Wealden Group, Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, southern England. In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2014 ; Vol. 113, No. 3. pp. 872-896.

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