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Primates and human ancestors the pliocene epoch by Thom Holmes

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Published by Chelsea Hous in New York .
Written in English


  • Primates, Fossil,
  • Hominids -- Evolution,
  • Human evolution,
  • Paleontology -- Pliocene

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementThom Holmes.
SeriesThe prehistoric Earth
LC ClassificationsQE882.P7 .H65 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22514435M
ISBN 109780816059652
LC Control Number2008038328

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