jan 1, 174000000 BC - Dissolution of Pangea: 174 mya
-as a result of the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates and mantle convection
-new oceans formed
-reasons why continents are where they are today
-This breakup and formation of supercontinents has dramatically altered the planet's history.
-This rifting, along with generally warmer global temperatures, allowed for diversification and dominance of the reptiles known as dinosaurs
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Global Time Scale