An exceptionally preserved Lower Cretaceous ecosystem

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An exceptionally preserved Lower Cretaceous ecosystem. / Zhou, Z; Barrett, PM; Hilton, Jason.

In: Nature, Vol. 421, 01.01.2003, p. 807-814.

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Zhou, Z ; Barrett, PM ; Hilton, Jason. / An exceptionally preserved Lower Cretaceous ecosystem. In: Nature. 2003 ; Vol. 421. pp. 807-814.

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