The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union of Natural History Sciences" with which is Incorporated the Entire Transaction of the Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society, Томови 1-2

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Edward W. Badger, William Hillhouse
Hardwicke and Bogue, 1878

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