Cretaceous woodland, Earth's moving plates, was introducing myself

Pacific Rim
Sun, 10 Feb 2008 20:01:42 PST
Hi, Bob.

Here are a couple of resources I consult periodically. See whether they work 
for you.

1. The Paleomap Project by Christopher R. Scotese, . 
Here you will find both static and animated maps of how the continents 
danced through deep time. Including maps for the early, mid and late 
Cretaceous. These maps are speculative, of course, but Scotese is on the 
case -- sieves new information.

2. Out of date, but on the right track and a classic: "Angiosperm 
Biogeography and Past Continental Movements" by and Peter H. Raven and 
Daniel I. Axelrod. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden vol. 61, #3, 
1974. It's the entire issue. This is from the days when Raven was a young 
whippersnapper. It must be in many university libraries. You will also find 
it (and a lot else, often in a form hard to find and awkward to download) in 
the digital library of the MBG at


Paige Woodward

> I would be interested to
> here more about your cretaceous woodland. I have been
> looking for some information that both of you may know
> but I have not been able to find. What I am looking
> for are maps of the world going back to the time of
> origin of flowering plants and to the present. 

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