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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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A Gondwanan coastal arthropod ichnofauna from the Muth Formation (Lower Devonian), Northern India: paleoenvironment and tracemaker behavior.
If this tribe was confirmed as a monophyletic unit, it would be a strong indication for a Gondwanan origin of the group.
Molecular phylogenetics, biogeography and evolutionary tempo of the 'Gondwanan' midge Stictocladius Edwards (Diptera: Chironomidae).
& MONTEITH, G.B., 2004.-A second Australian species of the Gondwanan stag beetle genus Sphaenognathus Buquet (Coleoptera: Lucanidae).
Diversity of bacterial endosymbionts and bacteria-host co-evolution in Gondwanan relict moss bugs (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Peloridiidae).
A geological perspective is essential to appreciate how the biodiversity and ecology of today's Zambezi extends back to its deep Gondwanan origins.
Hopper, Stephen D, Jenny Chappill, Mark Harvey and Alex George (eds) 1996a Gondwanan heritage: past, present, and future of the Western Australian biota, Surrey Beatty and Sons in association with Australian Systematic Botany Society and Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Western Australia, Chipping Norton, NSW.
4) rank among the very rare members of this Gondwanan family in the Laurasian continents (Rage, 1996; LaDuke et al., 2010; Vasile et al., 2013).