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RESULT
GREEK
LANDS
BREAK-UP
NORTHWEST AFRICA
MIDDLE JURASSIC
FORM
PERMIAN PERIOD
TIME
PLATE TECTONICS
BREAK
CONTINENTS
LAURASIA
GONDWANA
RODINIA
PERMIAN
TRIASSIC PERIOD
MESOZOIC ERA
PANTHALASSA
SUPERCONTINENT PANGAEA
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Definitions

  1. The supercontinent Pangaea was breaking up at this time, but Iguanodon managed to spread to all the continents except Antarctica.
  2. The supercontinent Pangaea was rifting during the Triassic, especially late in the period, but had not yet separated.

Result

  1. This would eventually result in phases of mountain building that created the supercontinent Pangaea in the late Paleozoic. (Web site)

Greek

  1. In it he also proposed the existence of the supercontinent Pangaea, and named it (Pangaea means "all the land" in Greek). (Web site)

Lands

  1. He called this supercontinent Pangaea (pronounced pan-JEE-ah; from the Greek words meaning "all lands").

Break-Up

  1. Plate-tectonic movements since the break-up of the supercontinent Pangaea are now fairly well understood. (Web site)

Northwest Africa

  1. We do know that Virginia lay deep within the supercontinent Pangaea, and that Virginia was firmly connected to northwest Africa. (Web site)

Middle Jurassic

  1. In the Middle Jurassic, the supercontinent Pangaea started to drift apart. (Web site)

Form

  1. The Caledonian orogeny was one of several orogenies that would eventually form the supercontinent Pangaea in the Late Paleozoic era. (Web site)

Permian Period

  1. During the Permian Period the supercontinent Pangaea, comprising almost all of today's landmasses, formed.

Time

  1. Siberia were added over time to form the supercontinent Pangaea by Permian time.

Plate Tectonics

  1. Plate Tectonics and Formation The existence of the supercontinent Pangaea is a cornerstone of the science of plate tectonics. (Web site)

Break

  1. During the Jurassic, the supercontinent Pangaea began to break apart. (Web site)

Continents

  1. Geologists now know that Wegener was right when he said that the continents had once been joined into the supercontinent Pangaea and are now moving apart.

Laurasia

  1. By about 250 million years ago, Laurasia and Gondwanaland joined, forming the supercontinent Pangaea. (Web site)

Gondwana

  1. Laurentia) and South America (the northern end of Gondwana) was closed, and finally, those continents collided and became part of the supercontinent Pangaea.
  2. Ur survived as a single unit until it was sundered when the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart about 208 million years ago into Laurasia and Gondwana.

Rodinia

  1. Like the supercontinent Pangaea, Rodinia lasted about 150 million years after complete assembly. (Web site)

Permian

  1. Euramerica became a part of the major supercontinent Pangaea in the Permian.
  2. Permian, all major continents collide against each other for forming the major supercontinent Pangaea. (Web site)

Triassic Period

  1. During the early part of the Triassic Period the supercontinent Pangaea was located along the equator; by the end of the Triassic it had started to split up. (Web site)
  2. This divergent boundary first formed in the Triassic period when a series of three-armed grabens coalesced on the supercontinent Pangaea to form the Ridge.
  3. During the breakup of supercontinent Pangaea in the Triassic Period, an enormous volume of methane was released to the atmosphere.

Mesozoic Era

  1. A: The supercontinent Pangaea began to break up in the middle of the Mesozoic Era (during the Jurassic period). (Web site)
  2. The Mesozoic Era lasted from 250 to 65 million years and was a period of worldwide rifting and basin formation as the supercontinent Pangaea broke up.

Panthalassa

  1. Wegener called the supercontinent Pangaea, meaning "all lands" in Greek, and he said it was bordered by Panthalassa, the universal sea.
  2. Named global superoceans include Mirovia, which surrounded the supercontinent Rodinia, and Panthalassa, which surrounded the supercontinent Pangaea. (Web site)
  3. Most continents were merged into the supercontinent Pangaea, and there was a single global ocean, Panthalassa.

Supercontinent Pangaea

  1. Panthalassa (Greek for "all seas") was the vast ocean that surrounded the supercontinent Pangaea during the late Paleozoic era and the early Mesozoic era.
  2. By the early Permian, Earth's major land masses -- Gondwana, Laurussia, and Siberia -- fuse with smaller continents to form the supercontinent Pangaea.
  3. Gondwana then became part of the major supercontinent Pangaea in the Permian, and then broke apart in the Jurassic.

Categories

  1. Places > Earth > Oceans > Panthalassa
  2. Mesozoic Era
  3. Triassic Period
  4. Rifting
  5. Places > Earth > Continents > Euramerica
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