Pangaea or Pangea wis a supercontinent that exeestit during the late Paleozoic an early Mesozoic eras.[1][2] It assembled from earlier continental units approximately 335 million years ago, and it began to break apart about 175 million years ago.[3] In contrast tae the present Yird an its distribution o continental mass, much o Pangaea wis in the soothren hemisphere an surroondit bi a superocean, Panthalassa. Pangaea wis the maist recent supercontinent tae hae exeestit an the first tae be reconstructit bi geologists.

Cairt ofPangaea wi modren continental outlines


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  2. "Pangea". Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. 2015.
  3. Rogers, J.J.W.; Santosh, M. (2004), Continents and Supercontinents, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 146, ISBN 0-19-516589-6 |access-date= requires |url= (help)