Home Page
Physical Environment > Continental Drift > Earth 200 my ago
Loading

This page is out of date. Click here to visit our new site.

Key Start

About 200 million years ago Pangaea started to break up, and its bits drifted around.
The movement of continents had an effect on the evolution of life. For example Australia and South America were for a long time part of one large island, separated from the other continents. That is why we find animals called marsupials in both these places but nowhere else.
While they were drifting, the continents were mostly low lying, worn down by the weather. This is the normal state of the world. Eventually the continents drifted into their present positions. Collisions between these scattered continents have been quite common over the past few million years, making the mountains we find on Earth today.

Jump to
700, 650, 600, 550, 500, 450, 400, 350, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100, 50 million years ago
today
10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200 million years in the future
Paleomaps by TimeTrek

Useful Links

Click for Further information about Earth 200 my ago

Other History of the Universe Pages

News about History of the Universe



 
by Wyken Seagrave   |   Copyright © 2012 Penny Press Ltd   |     Terms and Conditions of Use and Sales