Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pangaea

Pangaea or Pangea is the name given to the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras, before the process of plate tectonics separated each of the component continents into their current configuration.

The name was coined by Alfred Wegener, chief proponent of Continental Drift in 1915.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Pangaea", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories
 

Share This Page:


Earth & Climate News
August 30, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET