Definition of Avalonia
- A strip of the Maine coast south of Bangor is part of Avalonia. So too is eastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island. … Fossil trilobites found in outcrops at Braintree, Massachusetts, are also found in the Carolinas, the Canadian Maritime Provinces, southern Ireland, and parts of England and Wales—but nowhere else on Earth.
- —Chet Raymo and Maureen E. Raymo, Boston Globe, 11 Dec. 1988