Regional Paleogeography


This presentation uses a series of paleogeographic and plate-tectonic reconstructions to show the broad patterns of Phanerozoic Earth history. Subject matter ranges from the scale of continents, to parts of continents, to orogens. Organization for each region is in geologic order from oldest to youngest.

North American Paleogeography

40 images track the geologic evolution of North America.

Paleogeography of Colorado Plateau Region

Detailed paleogeography of Colorado Plateau, Southern Rocky Mountains, and portions of Basin and Range.

Paleogeographic evolution of SW North America

Basins, uplifts, tectonic evolution, and paleogeography of greater Ancestral Rocky Mountains.

Mesozoic Paleogeography and Terrane Accretion

Controversial assembly of Western North America during Mesozoic.

Tertiary Paleogeography, Central Arizona

Tectonism, volcanism, sedimentation, and paleogeography of the Mogollon Rim and adjacent central Arizona.

Old-School Regional Maps

Older, lower-resolution maps of Europe, Asia, North Atlantic, and global spheres. Many of these maps will be replaced by new maps in the future.