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- n. The geography of the world in the geologic past
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- n. the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
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Neogene marine transgressions, palaeogeography and biogeographic transitions on the Thai-Malay Peninsula.
The nominated area contains most of the key interrelated and interdependent elements in their natural relationships which provide a robust foundation for reconstructing the mosaic of paleoenvironments and palaeogeography of a southern coastal realm of the ancient Tethyan Ocean during Eocene time, enabling interpretation of how animals then lived and how they were related to each other.
Wadi Al-Hitan with its excellent preservation and abundance of coastal to marine fossil record and sedimentary facies provides an outstanding window on Eocene life evolution and palaeogeography comparable and complementary to Messel Pit Fossil Site in Germany with its dominantly terrestrial record.
There is some speculation regarding the palaeogeography of the Zambezi basin, but general consensus is that the Zambezi delta is relatively new and that there has therefore been insufficient time for distinctive biota to evolve.
I don't think that you can reasonably expect the average American to be familiar with details of palaeogeography (over on talk. origins one person knew that South America was once next to Africa, but forgot that the south east US also was once next to Africa (apart from the parts that were part of Africa).
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