survey of the freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Sangamon River Basin, Illinois

by Robert W. Schanzle

Publisher: Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign, Ill

Written in English
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Edition Notes

StatementRobert W. Schanzle, Kevin S. Cummings.
SeriesIllinois Natural History Survey biological notes -- 137, Biological notes -- no. 137.
ContributionsCummings, Kevin S., Illinois. Natural History Survey Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. :
Number of Pages25
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Open LibraryOL23531541M
OCLC/WorldCa24562753

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