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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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).
Brian's vermileonid research indicated two distinct clades were discernable in the Vermileonidae, what he termed a 'Laurasian clade' and a 'Gondwanan (African Plate) clade' and he mooted that they should possibly be separated into separate families (Stuckenberg 2001: 36).
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.
The Casuarinaceae are considered to be a Gondwanan family (Steane et al., 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., 2010; Vasile et al., 2013).
(2002) proposed a similar migration from South America to the Old World via a Laurasian migration route for Malpighiaceae, another primarily tropical group.