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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Geomorphological evidence and Pleistocene refugia in Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NICHOL J.E. ;

Abstract

New geomorphological evidence from satellite images is interpreted in the light of recent work on Quaternary desert advance in West and Central Africa to suggest that regions currently supporting tropical lowland rain forest were during the Quaternary period, covered by windblown sand in the form of linear desert dunes. These findings have implications for Pleistocene refugia in Africa and may explain both the relative paucity and high degree of endemism observed among African biota

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical journal / ISSN 0016-7398 / CODEN GGJOAR

Editor : Royal Geographical Society, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1893)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 165, no1 [pp. 79-89]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3441

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