Paleozoic Era: Tectonics and Paleoclimate

The Paleozoic Era is bracketed by the times of global super-continents. The Cambrian opened with the breakup of the world-continent Rodinia and closed with the formation of Pangea, as the Earth's continents came together once again.

Find out more about the Paleozoic paleontology and geology of North America at the Paleontology Portal.