Pan-African Ocean

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The Pan-African Ocean is a hypothesized paleo-ocean whose closure created the supercontinent of Pannotia.[1] The ocean may have existed before the break-up of the supercontinent of Rodinia. The ocean closed before the beginning of the Phanerozoic Eon, when the Panthalassa ocean expanded, and was eventually replaced by it.

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  1. ^ Linnemann, Ulf; R. Damian Nance; Petr Kraft; Gernold Zulauf (2007). The Evolution of the Rheic Ocean: From Avalonian-Cadomian Active Margin to Alleghenian-Variscan Collision. Geological Society of America. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-8137-2423-2.