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- An inland sea (also known as an epeiric sea or an epicontinental sea) is a continental body of water which is very large in area and is either completely...
- Greenland several hundred kilometers wide. During the Callovian, the Turgai Epicontinental Sea formed, creating a marine barrier between Europe and Asia. Madagascar...
- caused a small tsunami that flooded parts of the British coast. Shallow epicontinental seas like the current North Sea have since long existed on the European...
- and the epicontinental seas of Laurussia. These differences are due to variations in seawater salinity and evaporation between epicontinental seas relative...
- biological diversity with each change. Species limited to a single epicontinental sea on a given landm**** were severely affected. Tropical lifeforms were...
- Pangea by the end of the Permian. The Zechstein Sea, a hypersaline epicontinental sea, existed in what is now northwestern Europe. Large continental landm****...
- basins. Some of the most widespread shale formations were deposited by epicontinental seas. Black shales are common in Cretaceous strata on the margins of...
- Proterozoic features many strata that were laid down in extensive shallow epicontinental seas; furthermore, many of those rocks are less metamorphosed than Archean...
- Sea or West Siberian Sea, was a large shallow body of salt water (an epicontinental or epeiric sea) during the Mesozoic through Cenozoic Eras. It extended...
- Proterozoic features many strata that were laid down in extensive shallow epicontinental seas; furthermore, many of these rocks are less metamorphosed than Archean-age...