List of ancient oceans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of former oceans that disappeared due to tectonic movements and other geographical and climatic changes. In alphabetic order:

See also[edit]

  • Paratethys – Large shallow sea that stretched from the region north of the Alps over Central Europe to the Aral Sea in Central Asia
  • Piemont-Liguria Ocean – Former piece of oceanic crust that is seen as part of the Tethys Ocean
  • Superocean – Ocean that surrounds a supercontinent, an ocean that surrounds a global supercontinent
  • Valais Ocean – Subducted ocean basin. Remnants found in the Alps in the North Penninic nappes.