The late Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria and the origin of its endemic biota

@article{Stager2007TheLP,
  title={The late Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria and the origin of its endemic biota},
  author={J. C. Stager and T. Johnson},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={596},
  pages={5-16}
}
  • J. C. Stager, T. Johnson
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Lingering debate among evolutionary biologists over whether or not Lake Victoria dried out during the late Pleistocene focuses on perceived conflicts between biological and geological evidence for the age of its endemic species. This article reviews and updates the geophysical and paleoecological evidence for lake-wide desiccation and describes the environmental conditions that aquatic species likely experienced during the low stand. Lake Victoria was at its lowest between 18,000 and 14,000… CONTINUE READING
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