Eocene aridity in southwestern Africa: timing of onset and biological consequences

  title={Eocene aridity in southwestern Africa: timing of onset and biological consequences},
  author={M. Pickford and B. S{\'e}nut and H. Mocke and C. Mourer-Chauvir{\'e} and J. Rage and P. Mein},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa},
  pages={139 - 144}
  • M. Pickford, B. Sénut, +3 authors P. Mein
  • Published 2014
  • Geology
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
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