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Laurasia

the northern supercontinent of the MESOZOIC ERA, including North America, Greenland and Eurasia. PANGAEA gave rise to Laurasia and in the south GONDWANALAND. see CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
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Palynological information demonstrates that the Mexican territory has an ancient influence of Laurasian elements, but with an important presence of Gondwanan plant groups like Afropollis, Proxapertites and Nothofagidites since Late Cretaceous (Martinez-Hernandez & Ramirez-Arriaga, 1996).
This faunal assemblage is currently considered as a mixture of Gondwanan and Laurasian faunistic elements (PRASAD & RAGE, 2004; PRASAD et al.
that the Laurasian and African Plate vermileonid faunas were separated for at least the entire duration of the Cretaceous Period, because the Tethys Sea lay between them throughout that long interval' (Stuckenberg 2000b: 199).
2005), than in Laurasian landmasses, were the record is still extremely patchy and biased (see HOPE, 2002; CLARKE, 2004).
An arc of volcanic islands including Sumatera and Jawa (Java) and the inner Banda Arc of islands from Bali through Lombok, Sumbawa, and Flores to Banda, is Laurasian in origin.
2014): Titanosaur osteoderms from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Spain) and their implications on the armor of Laurasian titanosaurs.
2003), but their sister taxa in the 'higher' Hamamelididae (= Fagales sensu APG III, 2009) such as the Betulaceae and Juglandaceae are regarded as predominantly Laurasian whereas the Myricaceae are widespread, but absent from Australasia (Manos & Steele, 1997).
4) rank among the very rare members of this Gondwanan family in the Laurasian continents (Rage, 1996; LaDuke et al.
2002) proposed a similar migration from South America to the Old World via a Laurasian migration route for Malpighiaceae, another primarily tropical group.