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This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockMay 29 2015, 13:01 UTC
217 This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders
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Imagine traveling from China to Antarctica, crossing through Canada, Brazil and India – without setting foot in any water. Unfortunately, you’ve missed your chance long ago as the supercontinent of Pangea no longer exists.

But thanks to the illustrative talents of Massimo Pietrobon, you can see how Pangea may have looked before the epic landmass started ripping itself apart 200 million years ago to form the continents and countries of the world today.

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Image Credit: Massimo Pietrobon

Surrounded by a superocean called Panthalassa, the bulk of Pangea was in the southern hemisphere, unlike how the continents are spread out now.

Evidence for Pangea has been found in similar fossils recently discovered in South Africa, India and Australia, such as the therapsid Lystrosaurus and similar rock forms seen between the eastern coast of South America and the western coast of Africa.

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[H/T io9]


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