Panthalassa

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Panthalassa The name given to the vast oceanic area that surrounded Pangaea when that supercontinent was in existence. Tethys was a minor arm of this ocean. Once Pangaea began to rift in the Triassic, the names of the modern oceans are normally applied to the developing ocean basins even though they were, at that time, still very small.

Panthalassa

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Panthalassa The name given to the vast oceanic area that surrounded Pangaea when that supercontinent was in existence. Tethys was a minor arm of this ocean. Once Pangaea began to split in the Triassic, the names of all the modern oceans are normally applied to the developing ocean basins even though they were, at that time, still very small.

Panthalassa

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Panthalassa The vast oceanic area that surrounded Pangaea when that supercontinent was in existence. Tethys was a minor arm of this ocean. Once Pangaea began to split in the Triassic, the names of all the modern oceans are normally applied to the developing ocean basins even though they were, at that time, still very small.

Panthalassa

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Panthalassa See PANGAEA.

Panthalassa

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Panthalassa a universal sea or single ocean, such as would have surrounded Pangaea.

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