Geography of selected portions of the Earth's surface at specific times in the geologic past. The simplest kind of paleogeography is a map showing the locations of ancient lands and seas, but paleogeographic maps may also show the occurrence and distribution of fossil, plant, and animal communities; environments of sedimentation (e.g., deltas, reefs, deserts, or deep-sea basins); areas undergoing uplift and erosion or subsidence and deposition; and major climatic zones.
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Paleogeography of the North American Cordillera: Evidence For and Against Large-Scale Displacements.(Book review)
Mar 01, 2008; Paleogeography of the North American Cordillera: Evidence For and Against Large-Scale Displacements Edited by J.W. Haggart, R.J....
Faunal patterns in tenebrionids (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on the Tuscan Islands: The dominance of paleogeography over Recent geography
May 30, 2009; Key words. Biogeography, Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Pleistocene, Recent geography, Tuscan Islands Abstract. The tenebrionid fauna...