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Unformatted text preview: The Jurassic Period • During the Early Jurassic, south-central Asia joined Pangaea, creating a more prominent Tethys Sea between Europe-Asia and the southern continents. • By the Late Jurassic, a narrow central Atlantic Ocean formed, separating Africa from eastern North America. The Cretaceous Period • During the Cretaceous, the South Atlantic Ocean widened rapidly. • Sevier Orogeny – Cretaceous deformation in the west Post-Cretaceous Finishing Touches • The reign of dinosaurs ended at the end of the Cretaceous period....
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course GLY 1102 taught by Professor Ciesielski during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.
- Summer '08