1992) in maintaining that Avalonia was part of Gondwana throughout this time interval until the Early Ordovician, whereas Landing and co-workers maintain that Avalonia was a separate microcontinent
at different paleolatitudes during the late Neoproterozoic and Cambrian.
The Svecofennian orogen: a collage of microcontinents and island arcs.
However, recent geophysical and petrological studies suggest that the Hame orogenic zone bordered a microcontinent in the south, which is supposed to be a continuation of the Central Swedish Bergslagen microcontinent (Korja et al.
Paleoproterozoic orogens involved the assembly of pre-existing crustal fragments and microcontinents of both Archean and older Proterozoic age, and thus the shape and strength of the collided elements played a key role in orogenic style and evolution.
Mesoarchean microcontinents within the Superior Province were variably digested by arc magmatism prior to thorough structural reworking during collisions.
Basement rocks record Hercynian subduction and plutonism on the northern margin of Gondwana, which in the Permian and Triassic rifled into several microcontinents
, thereby creating the eastern Mediterranean Neotethys ocean.