Gondwana

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Gond·wa·na

 (gŏnd-wä′nə)
n.
The supercontinent of the Southern Hemisphere that, according to the theory of plate tectonics, broke up into India, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, and South America.

[After Gondwana, a region of central India, ultimately from Sanskrit Goṇḍavanam : goṇḍaḥ, Gond + vanam, forest.]

Gond•wa•na

(gɒndˈwɑ nə)

n.
a hypothetical landmass that began to separate from Pangaea toward the end of the Paleozoic Era to form South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, and peninsular India. Compare Laurasia.
[1870–75]
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Consider the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, the Gondwanian rainforests of the Daintree and Queensland, the ancient Kakadu National Park, the moss-filled forests of South West Tasmania, the breathtaking Kimberley, vast white Antarctica, sand-infused Fraser Island, the mighty Murray Darling River Basin, and the snow-chilled mountains and valleys of the Australian Alps.
The latter is known from a species in Mexico, which belongs to Laurasia, but in a locality showing affinities with the Gondwanian realm.
Evolution, taxonomy and biogeography of ancient gondwanian libelluloids, with comments on anisopteroid evolution and phylogenetic systematics.