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Abstract

Thirty-two maps have been constructed which depict the plate-tectonic configuration, paleogeography, and selected lithofacies for Phanerozoic time intervals from the earliest Cambrian through the Neogene. The plate-tectonic maps illustrate geodynamic evolution of the Earth from the disassembly of Rodirua-Pannotia during Sauk time through closure, assembly, reorganization, and formation of the Pangean supercontinent during Tippecanoe, Kaskaskia, and Early Absaroka times, rifting, spreading, and disassembly during Late Absaroka and Zuni times, and new closure during Tejas time.

The Earth's climate reflects the plate-tectonic phases of continental breakup and assembly. The climate changed from a greenhouse with short icehouse interlude through icehouse with warming interludes, and another greenhouse, to the present-day icehouse.

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