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Marine Sedimentary Environments and Their Faunas in Gondwana Area1

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Curt Teichert
Curt Teichert
Department of Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
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Published:
January 01, 1974

Abstract

From the distribution and general composition of marine sedimentary rocks and their faunas in the Gondwana area, I have concluded that the widespread occurrence of marine rocks of Paleozoic and Mesozoic ages, especially in Western Australia, southern Africa, and Antarctica, is inconsistent with the hypothesis of Gondwanaland. Historically, this hypothesis was based on the assumption, now proved erroneous, that most Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks in Southern Hemisphere (Gondwana) continents were of continental origin.

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AAPG Memoir

Plate Tectonics—Assessments and Reassessments

Charles F. Kahle
Charles F. Kahle
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
23
ISBN electronic:
9781629812182
Publication date:
January 01, 1974

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