PALAEOBOTANICAL RESEARCH GROUP

UNIVERSITY  MÜNSTER


HISTORY  OF  PALAEOZOIC  FORESTS
PALAEOZOIC  PALAEOGEOGRAPHY


Explore the Palaeozoic world and see continents move through time and space, and learn about climate and vegetation.


Age / Subject
Web Source
Info
Silurian
Late Middle Silurian - 425 Ma C.R. Scotese
Silurian globes Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Silurian, North Atlantic region Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Silurian 1st order global tectonic features (440 Ma) Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Silurian 1st order global tectonic features (430 Ma) Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Devonian
Early Devonian - 390 Ma  C.R. Scotese
Devonian globes Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Devonian, North Atlantic region (400 Ma) Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Devonian, North Atlantic region (370 Ma) Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Devonian 1st order global tectonic features (400 Ma) Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Devonian 1st order global tectonic features (370 Ma) Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Early Carboniferous (Mississippian)
Late Early Carboniferous - 356 Ma C.R. Scotese
Mississippian (Early Carboniferous) globes Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Mississippian, North Atlantic region Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Mississippian: 1st order global tectonic features Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Late Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian)
Late Carboniferous - 306 Ma  C.R. Scotese
Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous) globes Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Pennsylvanian:  North Atlantic region Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Pennsylvanian: 1st order global tectonic features Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Permian palaeogeography, climate and vegetation
Sakmarian paleogeography  Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Artinskian paleogeography Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Artinskian data coverage Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Wordian (Kazanian) paleogeography Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Wordian floras  Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Sakmarian and Wordian climate-sensitive sediment data and model results Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Wordian watermasses Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Tatarian paleogeography  Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
Late Permian - 255 Ma C.R. Scotese
Permian globes Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Permian, North Atlantic region Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Permian 1st order global tectonic features Ron Blakey, Dept. of  Geology, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff
Palaeogeographic Animations
Earth through time (290 Ma to Recent) Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
North Atlantic paleogeography (360 Ma to Present) Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
The Assembly of Pangea C.R. Scotese
Animation from 200 mya to Present  C.R. Scotese
Permian water masses movie Paleogeographic Atlas Project of the University of Chicago
 
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Disclaimer

The last check of the list of links was done on 7 December 2002.  The links give the most direct connections to illustrations available on the web.  The above ratings are of course subjective but should be helpful for finding the fastest way to good pictures on the web. Although links are checked regularly, some may be outdated  due to rapid changes of web addresses.  Suggestions for improvement and hints to other internet resources are most welcome

   
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updated: December 2002