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This animation shows the plate tectonic and paleogeographic evolution of North America from 200 million years ago to the present-day. North America was originally part of thee supercontinent of Pangea. About 200 million years ago, Pangea rifted apart. To the east of North America, the Central Atlantic opened. About 150 million years ago, South America rifted away from North America opening the Gulf of Mexico. Please cite this animations as: Scotese, C.R., and Scotese, J.D., 2006. Plate Tectonic Evolution of North America, PALEOMAP Project, Evanston, IL Prof. Christopher R. Scotese Director, PALEOMAP Project 134 Dodge, Evanston Illinois 60202 817 914 7090 (cell) For more information about the research, publications, and animations of C.R. Scotese, see the links below: Download complimentary copies (pdfs) of Scotese publications, visit: or View Scotese animations at: View interview of Professor Scotese: for more information about the PALEOMAP Project or APPS: Free app - EarthViewer (Apple/Android) showing plate tectonic and paleogeographic evolution through time: Also check out these apps for the iPhone & iPad: Cover Art Ancient Earth: Breakup of Pangea Thomas L. Moore Category: Education Updated: Mar 19, 2012 ALSO Ancient Earth Assembly of Pangea (200 Ma - 540 Ma)

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