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Published by University of Queensland Press, distributed by Prentice-Hall International in St. Lucia [Australia], Hemel Hempstead, Eng .
Written in English



  • Australia.


  • Phalangeridae.,
  • Mammals -- Australia.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [101]

Statementby Rupert Russell ; illustrated by Kay Russell.
LC ClassificationsQL737.M38 R87
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 99, [2] p. :
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4220291M
LC Control Number80500080

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