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Gondwana

[gänd′wä·nə]
(geology)
The ancient continent that is supposed to have fragmented and drifted apart during the Triassic to form eventually the present continents. Also known as Gondwanaland.
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On the platform of the Dwyka glacial sediments, the Proto-Zambezi began to build its first library 250 million years ago, in Triassic times, when Gondwana began to break up.
Rostroconchs never exceeded the diversity of bivalves even in the Lower Ordovician, when the bivalves were rare and restricted to the Gondwana and peri-Gondwana terranes.
Mi wnaeth y Gondwana Chorale hefyd ganu Ar Lan y Mor gyda Chor Glanaethwy.
But as dinosaurs were diversifying during the Jurassic, geological forces within the planet were dividing the world into Laurasia, in the north, and Gondwana, in the south.
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India, May 23 -- Kirloskar Brothers will sell its entire 100 per cent stake in Gondwana Engineers Limited (GEL) to Doshion Veolia Water Solutions for Rs 47.44 crore.
He explains what drove him to set up Spicatum Resources, which established and manages the multi-species host Gondwana Sandalwood plantations (see box), in 2004.
Late Paleozoic glacial events and postglacial transgressions in Gondwana.
During the late Neoproterozoic and Early Cambrian, fundamental changes to global plate motions were accompanied by the final breakup of Rodinia and the amalgamation of Gondwana. The ancient margins of Gondwana record a highly varied evolution during the Paleozoic.
Fiji and Tonga were once part of the ancient super continent of Gondwana, as were the Americas.