Supercontinent

Science / Geology / Supercontinent: A large landmass that forms from the convergence of multiple continents.

Pangaea

Science / Biology / Pangaea: The name proposed by German meteorologist Alfred Wegener for a supercontinent that existed at the end of the Paleozoic Era and consisted of all the Earths landmasses. MORE

Rodinia

Science / Biology / Rodinia: Name applied to the precambrian supercontinent. MORE

Laurasia

Science / Biology / Laurasia: The northern part of the supercontinent of Pangaea, composed of the present-day North America, Europe, and Asia. MORE

Gondwana

Science / Biology / Gondwana: Name applied to the ancient (Paleozoic-early Mesozoic) southern hemisphere supercontinent that rifted apart to form present-day Antarctica, India, Africa, Australia, and South America. The southern pa MORE

Jurassic Period

Science / Biology / Jurassic Period: Middle period of the Mesozoic Era, between 185-135 million years ago. Characterized by the (possible) origin of angiosperms and the continued split of the worldwide supercontinent of Pangaea. MORE

Laurentia

Science / Biology / Laurentia: Name applied to the core of North America in the times from the breakup of the precambrian supercontinent Rodinia to the formation of Pangaea. MORE

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