Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes
Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.:
Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada
As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998
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