Yang Jun-Xing

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Yang Jun-Xing (Chinese :杨君兴) is a Chinese herpetologist and ichthyologist with the Kunming Institute of Zoology. [1] [2] As of 2018, Yang authored 9 species of fish and amphibians. [3]


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  1. "Jun-Xing Yang on the "State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution", Kunming Institute of Zoology". sourcedb.kiz.cas.cn. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  2. "YANG Jun-xing's research while affiliated with Kunming Institute of Zoology CAS on ResearchGate". researchgate.net. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  3. "Yang Jun-Xing taxa on WikiSpecies". species.wikimedia.org. Retrieved August 31, 2018.