Myanmar and Asia united, Australia left behind long ago. / Sevastjanova, Inga; Hall, Robert; Rittner, Martin; Paw, Saw Mu Tha Lay ; Naing, Tin Tin ; Alderton, Dave; Comfort, Guy .

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Sevastjanova, Inga ; Hall, Robert ; Rittner, Martin ; Paw, Saw Mu Tha Lay ; Naing, Tin Tin ; Alderton, Dave ; Comfort, Guy . / Myanmar and Asia united, Australia left behind long ago. In: Gondwana Research. 2016 ; Vol. 32. pp. 24-40.

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