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A paleocontinent or palaeocontinent is a distinct area of continental crust that existed as a major landmass in the geological past. Examples include Laurentia, Baltica and Avalonia, which collided together during the Caledonian orogeny to form the Old Red Sandstone paleocontinent of Laurussia.[1]

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  1. ^ Nance R.D. "The Rheic Ocean: Origin, Evolution, and Significance" (PDF). GSA Today 18 (12): 4–12. doi:10.1130/GSATG24A.1.