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Plate tectonic reconstructions and geophysical interpretations across the southern South Atlantic Ocean suggest geodynamic relationships between Brazilian and West African continental margin basins, particularly the correlation of synrift basins, transform faults, fracture zones, salt basins, and other geological markers. The analysis indicates a diversity of basin characteristics (rift and drift systems) on both sides of the South Atlantic that define them as different stratigraphic, structural, and geochemical entities. Marked differences are observed between the basins north and south of the Florianópolis (Rio Grande) Fracture Zone in Brazil and the Walvis Ridge in Africa, which are clearly expressed in the...

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