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Phylogeography of California$
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Kristina A. Schierenbeck

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520278875

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520278875.001.0001

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Historical Processes That Shaped California

Historical Processes That Shaped California

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(p.21) 2 Historical Processes That Shaped California
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Phylogeography of California
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Kristina A. Schierenbeck

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520278875.003.0002

The geological history of California provides the basis for its present geological complexity. The position of California along the continental margin gives a physical context that began when the earth’s crust was formed and has resulted in rapid geological change and effective biotic isolation from much of North America. Chapter 2 begins in the early Proterozoic and describes the changes to the area of the earth currently known as North America through the Mesozoic.

Keywords:   Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Pangaea, fossils

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