Paleogeographic Globes and Mollewide 1st-order Tectonic Globes

Each of the following pages shows 2 global hemisphere views one centered on North America and the other centered on the Tethys-Indian Ocean region. A global mollewide projection with labels and 1st-order tectonic elements shows the whole Earth for the time period indicated. Use the BACK function of your web browser to return from each page back to this page.

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  • Colorado Plateau Geosystems Website

    The general plate data are from PGISMac, a plate tectonic presentation program from Malcom Ross and Chris Scotese. The paleogeographic interpretations are compiled from many sources.


  • Early Cambrian
  • Late Cambrian
  • Early Ordovician
  • Late Ordovician
  • Silurian
  • Early Devonian
  • Late Devonian
  • Mississippian
  • Pennsylvanian
  • Permian
  • Triassic
  • Early Jurassic
  • Middle Jurassic
  • Late Jurassic
  • Early Cretaceous
  • Late Cretaceous
  • Eocene
  • Miocene
  • Present

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