The late Cenozoic Thiaridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Cerithioidea) of the Albertine Rift Valley (Uganda-Congo) and their bearing on the origin and evolution of the Tanganyikan thalassoid malacofauna

@article{Damme2004TheLC,
  title={The late Cenozoic Thiaridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Cerithioidea) of the Albertine Rift Valley (Uganda-Congo) and their bearing on the origin and evolution of the Tanganyikan thalassoid malacofauna},
  author={Dirk van Damme and M. H. L. Pickford},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={498},
  pages={1-83}
}
The recent cerithioid malacofauna of meromictic Lake Tanganyika is unique in its degree of thalassoid convergence with marine molluscs. This is generally considered the result of a long-lasting intensive escalation and cladogenesis caused by a coevolutionary prey–predator interaction in a freshwater ecosystem with sea-like characteristics, i.e. exceptional longevity (ca. 7–12 Ma) and vast dimensions (present surface area: 32 900 km2, present maximum depth: 1470 m). In the Albertine Basin, ca… CONTINUE READING
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