Gondwana

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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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This subfamily comprises numerous species, belonging to about 30 genera, that together have a Gondwanan distribution in southwestern Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and the surrounding islands, South America (Patagonia and Falkland Islands) and southern Africa (Cape Peninsula and the southern tip of South Africa), but not India, where the Rhaphidophoridae are represented by other subfamilies.
The family Bothriuridae contains about 150 described species; it shows a Gondwanan distribution and has diversified mainly in southern South America.
The presence of archaeids in the eastern Laurasian part of Pangaea in the Mesozoic and western Laurasia in the Cenozoic appears at first to contradict the present-day Gondwanan distribution of the family.