rift lake


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rift lake

[′rift ‚lāk]
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As for providing food supplies, up to 60 percent of the animal protein consumed in countries like Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia come from the east African rift lake.
Like the other unusual rift lake faunas, the thiarid gastropods of Lake Tanganyika evolved in situ in the Tanganyika basin.
However, our current understanding of the African Rift System is that the rift lakes are much younger than Jurassic (Miocene, 5-20 million years ago [M.
hypothesized that this taxon and others from the rift lakes were from an extinct radiation and, as such, were not related to the currently recognized six families of the Unionida.
The East African Rift system is composed of two main segments, the eastern branch that passes through Ethiopia and Kenya, and a western branch that forms a giant arc from Uganda to Malawi, interconnecting the famous rift lakes of eastern Africa.