Early Carboniferous

During the Early Carboniferous Pangaea begins to form

During the Early Carboniferous the Paleozoic oceans between Euramerica and Gondwana began to close, forming the Appalachian and Variscan mountains. An ice cap grew at the South Pole as four-legged vertebrates evolved in the coal swamps near the Equator.

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Exploring the Ancient World of Pangaea
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