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Pangea Breaks Up

Pangea in the Early Triassic animation shows the breakup of Pangea

Pangea formed during the late Paleozoic Era when several smaller continents collided, welding together to form a single supercontinent.

This animation begins early in the Mesozoic Era, during the Triassic Period, showing the motion of the continents to their present positions.

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