Definitions

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  • proper n. The world supercontinent that formed at the end of the Mesoproterozoic era, then broke into eight continents during the Neoproterozoic.

Etymologies

From Russian родина ("homeland"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In fact, there have been many supercontinents in earth’s history, with the oldest one known as Rodinia.

    The Source

  • Scientists believe there was an earlier supercontinent that formed 1.1 billion years ago (dubbed Rodinia), and they speculate about ones earlier than that.

    Informed Reader

  • Now they've found evidence that parts of North America and East Antarctica were joined in a supercontinent called Rodinia 1.1 billion years ago - even earlier than Pangaea.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Both were once part of a supercontinent that existed long before the famed Pangea - a giant, early land mass called Rodinia, she said.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The geological record goes further; the picture is a little more fuzzy the further back in time you look, but the fragments that came together to form Pangaea seem to have themselves been the scattered remnants of an even earlier supercontinent (mostly referred to as Rodinia), which was itself welded together from older fragments.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Rodinia Minerals Inc. ( "Rodinia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RM) (OTCQX: RDNAF), is pleased to announce that shareholders of the Company have approved the name change of the Company to

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • The Cambrian opened with the breakup of the world-continent Rodinia and closed with the formation of Pangea, as the Earth's continents came together once again.

    Paleozoic

  • The writer is disappointed that I made up the fact that Rodan came from the ancient continent Rodinia.

    Promising to do to Science Fiction What Gawker Did to Celebrity « Whatever

  • During the past billion years (Ga), the earth has experienced the formation and breakup of three supercontinents: Rodinia (formed 1.32 – 1.0 Ga ago and broken up between 700 and 530 Ma ago), Gondwana (formed between 650 and 550 Ma ago), and Pangea (formed 450 – 250 Ma ago and began to break up approximately 160 Ma ago).

    Global material cycles

  • Possible snowball Earth period, Rodinia begins to break up

    Table of geologic time - The Panda's Thumb

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