The 'supercontinent' that included all the earth's landmass before the Triassic when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland.
A proposed supercontinent that existed 300-200 million years ago that included most of the continental crust on Earth. Named by Alfred Wegener, Greek for "all lands", is proposed to have broken up into Laurasia and Gondwana and ultimately into present day continents.
A hypothetical “super” continent. It is believed that Pangaea broke apart about 200 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era, to form the present day continents.
Supercontinent that coalesced in the latest Paleozoic era and comprised all present continents. The breakup of Pangaea began in Mesozoic time, as inferred from paleomagnetic and other data.
Supercontinent into which all the present continents were merged over 200 million years ago.
A hypothetical supercontinent of past eras that was later fragmented by continental drift.
A large continental landmass that existed from about 300 million years ago through about 200 million years ago. It included most of the continental lithosphere present at that time. It has since broken up and the fragments have drifted to become the configuration of Earth's present day continents.
the name of the ancient super-continent that incorporated all the earth’s major landmasses; History
The name given to the 'super-continent' formed sometime just before the Triassic age, when all of the major landmasses were brought together by the tectonic movements of the Earth's crust. Pangaea was not a stable feature and began to break up into separate continents again during the Jurassic. It's major importance is that because there was just one landmass, identical animals from this period can be found all over the world - something that could only have happened if the continents were joined together. This helped scientists to develop their theory of tectonic plate movements.
hypothesized protocontinent that, several million years ago, broke up into precursors of present continents
Supercontinent in the Triassic.
(pan jee´ uh) [Gk. pan: all, every] • The single land mass formed when all the continents came together in the Permian period. (Contrast with Gondwana.)
Name of the single land mass when all the continents were forced together.
A former continent from which the present continents originated by plate movement from the Mesozoic Era to the present.
(plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland
an ancient supercontinent composed of all the major continents we recognize today
(pronounced pan-GEE-ah) Pangaea was a supercontinent consisting of all of Earth's land masses. It existed during the Permian through the Jurassic period. It began breaking up during the Jurassic, forming the continents Gondwanaland and Laurasia.
The supercontinent which formed at the end of the Paleozoic Era and began breaking up about 200 million years ago to form today's continents. more details...
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 Earth's landmasses.
hypothetical land area believed to have once connected the landmasses of the southern hemisphere with those of the northern hemisphere. Graphic: This Dynamic Earth, USGS
A supercontinent that existed from about 200 to 300 Ma before breaking up into two smaller supercontinents called Gondwanaland and Laurasia. This term was coined by Alfred Wegener.
Pangaea was a supercontinent consisting of all of Earth's land masses. It existed during the Permian and Jurassic period. It began breaking up during the Jurassic period, forming continents Gondwanaland and Laurasia, separated by the Tethys Sea.
the huge super continent which scientists think may have existed 250 million years ago. All of the continents may have at one time been joined together to make this huge land mass.
Hypothetical super continent that existed in the geological past. Its break-up created the current configuration of landmasses found on the Earth.
The supercontinent which existed from about 300-200 million years ago. During this time, all of the continents were gathered into a single land mass.
Pangaea or Pangea (derived from Î Î±Î³Î³Î±Î¯Î±, Greek meaning 'all earth') is the name given to the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before the process of plate tectonics separated each of the component continents into their current configuration.