Tethys Sea

Tethys Sea

the sea that lay between LAURASIA and GONDWANALAND. see CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
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Before 37m years, the Fayoum desert--where the 200 sqkm Wadi Al-Hitan is located--was covered with water as part of the old Mediterranean Sea, "Tethys Sea," which has existed about 200m years ago.
The Triassic to Late Eocene rocks are of marine origin and the overlying younger sedimentary strata have been deposited in a fluvial system, owing to the cessation of marine depositional system due to the closure of the Tethys Sea (Afzal et al., 2009).
Indus river dolphin is originated in Tethys Sea. It is declared endangered by the IUCN red list status.
Typhlocarisspecies are living fossils, remnants of an ancestor shrimp species that existed in the ancient Tethys Sea, millions of years ago, explains Dr.
MacLeod and colleagues got this estimate after sampling rocks from an outcropping in Tunisia called El Kef, which was then known as the Tethys Sea, (https://www.newscientist.com/article/2170015-asteroid-that-killed-the-dinosaurs-caused-massive-global-warming/) New Scientist  reported.
For both the sandstone that characterizes the monuments of Upper Egypt and the limestone that characterizes those of Lower Egypt were created when the land was repeatedly inundated by an immense body of water -- the Tethys Sea -- of which the Mediterranean Sea of today is but a small remnant.
Caption: Run dry The Tethys Sea initially connected the Indian and Atlantic oceans but shrank as the African and Eurasian continents drifted together, as seen in this simulation.
This convergence began approximately 50 Ma and was associated with the closure of the Tethys Sea. The modern day remnant of the Tethys Sea is the Mediterranean Sea.
The geological history of Iran has been shaped by geological events associated with the closing of the Tethys Sea. Sampling and analysis of central populations of Aphanius revealed at least nine deeply divergent species (Hrbek et al.
If you look up Gondwana, you will see in the Late Triassic an area between Gondwana (South America, Africa, India, Antarctica and Australia) and Laurasia (North America, Europe and Asia) called the Tethys Sea. What's left of it, after Africa crashed into Eurasia around the Jurassic period, is the Eastern Mediterranean.
Originally they were inhabitant of the sea when the vast Indian subcontinent was submerged under the Tethys sea during the Eocene geological period, but as the land level rose and the sea dried up, the dolphins headed to adapt themselves to the new habitat provided by the turbid waters of the river.
"Then the Indian plate started moving northward across the [former body of water called the] Tethys Sea." Approximately 50 million years ago, India collided with what was then the southern edge of the Asian plate.