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The distribution of tetrapods and the break-up of Gondwana in Gondwana Five. Selected papers and abstracts of papers.

Auteurs :
COLBERT, E. H.
CRESSWELL, M. M.
VELLA, P.

Description :
The distribution of late Triassic tetrapods indicates that although the rifting of Gondwana may have been initiated then, there were nonetheless open avenues for the movements of land-living vertebrates accross the breadth of the ancient supercontinent. In late Jurassic time a connection between Africa and South America probably still existed, and this seems to have persisted into the Cretaceous, even though there was an opening of the South Atlantic Ocean. Antarctica and Australia, connected with each other and probably with South America, may have provided a passage for the migration of early marsupials until well into Eocene time. Peninsular India may have been connected to Africa until very late Cretaceous time.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
International Gondwana symposium. 5th, 1980, p. 277-282, Références bibliographiques : 36 réf.

Date :
1981

Identifiants :
isbn : 90-6191-088-9

Editeur :
Pays édition : Inconnu

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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