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Mesozoic apparent polar wander and Atlantic plate tectonics

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New palaeomagnetic data indicate that the North American apparent polar wander curve followed an approximately latitudinal path for most of the Mesozoic. This has important implications concerning the early phases of seaftoor spreading in the Atlantic, particularly as Africa seems to have been stationary at that time.

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