Malagasy Orogeny

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Malagasy Orogeny is the name given to the Ediacaran to Cambrian orogeny that resulted as India collided with the already amalgamated African continent that consisted of Azania and the Congo-Tanzania-Bangweulu Block.[1] The orogeny affects the parts of the East African Orogen[2] that are now found in southern India, Madagascar and central Arabia.


  1. ^ Collins and Pisarevsky (2005) Amalgamating eastern Gondwana: The evolution of the Circum-Indian Orogens. Earth Science Reviews, 71, 229-270
  2. ^ Stern, R. J. (1994) Neoproterozoic (900-550 Ma) Arc Assembly and continental collision in the East African Orogen. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 22, 319-351