The Late Palaeozoic relations between Gondwana and Laurussia

  title={The Late Palaeozoic relations between Gondwana and Laurussia},
  author={W. S. Mckerrow and C. Mac Niocaill and P. Ahlberg and G. Clayton and C. J. Cleal and R. Eagar},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={20 - 9}
  • W. S. Mckerrow, C. Mac Niocaill, +3 authors R. Eagar
  • Published 2000
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 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 district. There were several continental collisions: the Tornquist Sea (between Baltica and Avalonia) closed in Late Ordovician time, the Iapetus Ocean (between Laurentia and the… CONTINUE READING

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