Figure 2.14   Carboniferous and Permian distributions of the Glossopteris flora and the Mesosaurus fauna and the fi t of Gondwana. The tight fi t of Gondwana and the correspondence of fossil faunas and fl oras across the southern continents suggested to Wegener and others that South America, Africa, India, Antarctica and Australia had drifted apart since the Permo-Triassic. (Based on Smith, P. 1990. Geoscience Canada 15.)

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