- Pangaea is a hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land masses, believed to have been in existence before the continents broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods.
An example of Pangaea is a massive continent that contained Eurasia, North America, India, Australia, Antarctica, Africa and South America.
A supercontinent that included all the world's landmasses in the late Paleozoic and, according to the theory of plate tectonics, subsequently broke apart into Laurasia and Gondwana.
Origin of Pangaeapan– + Greek gaia, earth.
Variant of Pangea
the large landmass that nearly extended from pole to pole on one side of the earth during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras: it eventually split, forming Laurasia and Gondwana
often sp. Pangaea
Origin of Pangeacoined (1912) by A. L. Wegener (1880-1930), German geologist: ; from Classical Greek pan, all + gē, the earth