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Authors: Şengör, A. M. Celâl
Title: Mid-Mesozoic closure of Permo-Triassic tethys and its implications
Date: 1979
Source: Nature
Abstract: Data from the northern Tethyan domain indicate that Permo–Triassic Palaeo-Tethys closed between the late Triassic and the mid-Jurassic. This closure was caused by the collision with Laurasia of a Cimmerian continent rifted away from northern Gondwanaland during the Triassic. The Neo-Tethys may have opened partly as a back-arc basin over the Palaeo-Tethyan subduction zone and rotation of the Cimmerian continent may have been partially responsible for mid-Mesozoic block-faulting in extra-Alpine central Europe.
Date Created: 2/21/2012
Volume: 279
Page Start: 590
Page End: 593