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The late Palaeozoic relations between Gondwana and Laurussia

Abstract:

Reconstructions based on biogeography, palaeomagnetism and facies distributions indicate that, in later Palaeozoic time, there were no wide oceans separating the major continents. During the Silurian and Early Devonian time, many oceans became narrower so that only the less mobile animals and plants remained distinct. There were several continental collisions: the Tornquist Sea (between Baltica and Avalonia) closed in Late Ordovician time, the Iapetus Ocean (between Laurentia and the newly me...

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Volume:
179
Pages:
9-20
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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uuid:fb43eb20-76c4-4af7-a811-766289b5201d
Source identifiers:
163307
Local pid:
pubs:163307

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