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  Gondwanaland
Gondwanaland included what we know as Antarctica, which was joined to South America, Africa, India, and Australia.
Gondwanaland was named by Eduard Suess, an Austrian geologist.
Gondwanaland was a hot and dry place with rainy seasons.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gondwanaland
The idea of Gondwanaland languished for many years, except among scientists in countries of the Southern Hemisphere, until the 1960s, when evidence of sea-floor spreading from the loci of oceanic ridges proved that the ocean basins are not permanent global features and vindicated Wegener's hypothesis of continental drift.
Although the term Gondwanaland does not appear in the modern literature with great frequency, the concept of continental drift and former continental connections is widely accepted.
One of the compelling symbols of the south is Gondwanaland, the hypothetical supercontinent of the Southern Hemisphere that included Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and South America.
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 Gondwanaland
Subsequent workers distinguished between a southern landmass, Gondwanaland, and Laurasia to the north.
The idea of Gondwanaland languished for many years, except among scientists in countries of the Southern Hemisphere, until the 1960s, when evidence of sea-floor spreading from the loci of oceanic ridges proved that the ocean basins are not permanent global features and vindicated Wegener's hypothesis of continental drift.
Although the term Gondwanaland does not appear in the modern literature with great frequency, the concept of continental drift and former continental connections is widely accepted.
www.gaiaguys.net /gondwana.htm   (807 words)

  
 Palaeos Earth: Geography: Gondwana
Gondwanaland is named after the Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations of the Gondwana district of central India, which display a number of shared geologic features (the "Gondwana beds").
During the Late Devonian period there was a rich marine fish fauna, found in association with coral reefs, the fossil remains of which are known from early Frasnian age Gogo locality, north-western Australia.
Although more "primitive" than the contemporary tyrannosaurs of Asiamerica, the abelisaurs were a very successful and widespread group that persisted throughout Gondwanaland until the end of the Cretaceous.
www.palaeos.com /Earth/Geography/Gondwana.htm   (616 words)

  
 AUSTRALIAN NATURE, GONDWANALAND, AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE, AUSTRALIAN FAUNA, PLANTS, SEALIFE, WILDLIFE, BIRDS, AUSTRALIAN ...
Australian nature is extremely diverse and interesting, with a number of unique animals living in Australia.
This also means that the animals have adapted well to the varying and often harsh climatic differences around Australia.
Around 55 million years ago Australia belonged to Gondwanaland, which was made up of a number of continents.
www.australianexplorer.com /australian_nature.htm   (258 words)

  
 Gondwanaland
The continent of Australia was once part of the greater land mass called Gondwanaland, when todays seven continents were connected to form two continents; the other being Laurasia.
Very slowly, the continents began to drift apart to how the continents look today, a slow process over about 4700 million years.
Gradually the water lessened and the continent took on the shape we know today.
www.australianhistory.org /gondwanaland.php   (122 words)

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