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The evolution of cranial base and face in Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea: Modularity and morphological integration

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The evolution of cranial base and face in Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea : Modularity and morphological integration. / Profico, Antonio; Piras, Paolo; Buzi, Costantino; Di Vincenzo, Fabio; Lattarini, Flavio; Melchionna, Marina; Veneziano, Alessio; Raia, Pasquale; Manzi, Giorgio.

In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, Vol. 79, No. 12, e22721, 01.12.2017.

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Profico, A, Piras, P, Buzi, C, Di Vincenzo, F, Lattarini, F, Melchionna, M, Veneziano, A, Raia, P & Manzi, G 2017, 'The evolution of cranial base and face in Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea: Modularity and morphological integration', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, vol. 79, no. 12, e22721. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22721

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Profico, A., Piras, P., Buzi, C., Di Vincenzo, F., Lattarini, F., Melchionna, M., ... Manzi, G. (2017). The evolution of cranial base and face in Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea: Modularity and morphological integration. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, 79(12), [e22721]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22721

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Profico A, Piras P, Buzi C, Di Vincenzo F, Lattarini F, Melchionna M et al. The evolution of cranial base and face in Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea: Modularity and morphological integration. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY. 2017 Dec 1;79(12). e22721. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22721

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Profico, Antonio ; Piras, Paolo ; Buzi, Costantino ; Di Vincenzo, Fabio ; Lattarini, Flavio ; Melchionna, Marina ; Veneziano, Alessio ; Raia, Pasquale ; Manzi, Giorgio. / The evolution of cranial base and face in Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea : Modularity and morphological integration. In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY. 2017 ; Vol. 79, No. 12.

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