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Fig. 2: four stages in the changing geography of the world. Top left, Mid-Jurassic, c.160 mya; top right, Early Cretaceous, c.140 mya; lower left, Late Cretaceous, c.90 mya; lower right, early Cenozoic, c.45 mya. Lambert equal-area projection: areas lying within the circle lie on the front hemisphere of this view of the globe, and any areas which are outside the circle lie on the back hemisphere. Dotted lines indicate the coast-lines of the modern continents; zig-zag lines indicate edges along which continents later collided with one another. Hatched areas indicate shallow, epicontinental seas; stipple indicates oceans. Ant: Antarctica; Aus: Australia; Ind: India; N, S: North and South Poles. From Cox and Moore (1985)
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