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Devonian and Early Carboniferous Laurussia

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January 01, 1988

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With the late Caledonian suturing of Laurentia-Greenland and Fennosarmatia-Baltic along the Arctic-North Atlantic Caledonides, the Laurussian megacontinent was formed. This large cratonic block remained intact for some 350 Ma until its break-up along the Arctic-North Atlantic Caledonian megasuture during the earliest Eocene.

Following the latest Silurian-earliest Devonian consolidation of the Arctic-North Atlantic Caledonides, the lapetus subduction system became inactive. This entailed a fundamental plate reorganization.

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AAPG Memoir

Evolution of the Arctic-North Atlantic and the Western Tethys

Peter A. Ziegler
Peter A. Ziegler
Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij B. V.
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
43
ISBN electronic:
9781629811338
Publication date:
January 01, 1988

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