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PANGAEA between ~270 and ~200 million years

 

Pangaea, Pangæa, or Pangea (from Ancient Greek "entire", and Gaia "Earth", Latinized as Gæa) was the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before the component continents were separated into their current configuration.

The name was first used by the German originator of the continental drift theory, Alfred Wegener, in the 1920 edition of his book The Origin of Continents and Oceans (Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane), in which a postulated supercontinent Pangaea played a key role.

The single enormous ocean which surrounded Pangaea is known as Panthalassa. (click to see all the article on Wikipedia) 

盤古大陸 介於 ~27千萬年 ~2億年前

盤古大陸(從古希臘文的整個,以及蓋亞(大地之母,地球)組合而來)是曾經存在的超大陸,在25千萬年前,古生代及中生代時期,之後,各個大陸才分開成現在所知的配置。

這最早由德國發展大陸漂移學說的地質學家,阿爾弗雷德.魏格納於1920年版的大陸與海洋的起源一書所提出,書中的一個假設,認為盤古大陸這個超大陸,扮演著關鍵的角色。

而唯一包圍著盤古大陸的海洋被稱為盤古大洋。

(維基連結:盤古大陸)

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