SIMILARITY OF FOSSILS SUGGESTS JOINT CONTINENTS

FOSSILS OF THE LATE PALEOZOIC (300 MY) REPTILE MESOSAURUS ARE FOUND IN SOUTH AMERICA AND AFRICA, AND NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

IF IT COULD SWIM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC, IT COULD HAVE CROSSED OTHER OCEANS AND BE MORE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED.

THAT IT DID NOT SUGGESTS THAT SOUTH AMERICA AND AFRICA

WERE JOINED AT THE TIME

(Press & Siever)

IN ADDITION, ANIMALS AND LAND PLANTS ON DIFFERENT CONTINENTS SHOWED SIMILARITIES IN EVOLUTION UP TO THE POSTULATED BREAKUP TIME , BUT EVOLVED DIFFERENTLY AFTERWARDS, PRESUMABLY BECAUSE OF THE CONTINENTS'

SEPARATION