Late Miocene drying of central Australia

@article{Mao2019LateMD,
  title={Late Miocene drying of central Australia},
  author={Xuegang Mao and Gregory J. Retallack},
  journal={Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology},
  year={2019}
}
  • Xuegang Mao, G. Retallack
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
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