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noun\ˌpā-lē-ō-jē-ˈä-grə-fē, especially Britishˌpa-\
Definition of PALEOGEOGRAPHY
: the geography of ancient times or of a particular past geological epoch
— pa·leo·geo·graph·ic\-ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ or pa·leo·geo·graph·i·cal\-fi-kəl\adjective
Origin of PALEOGEOGRAPHY
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1881
Geography of selected portions of the Earth's surface at specific times in the geologic past. The simplest kind of paleogeography is a map showing the locations of ancient lands and seas, but paleogeographic maps may also show the occurrence and distribution of fossil, plant, and animal communities; environments of sedimentation (e.g., deltas, reefs, deserts, or deep-sea basins); areas undergoing uplift and erosion or subsidence and deposition; and major climatic zones.