South America was very different during the time of the dinosaurs:
During the early part of the
South America was joined with all the other continents in one super-continent known
Pangaea begun to break up into two smaller super-continents:
Laurasia and Gondwanaland. South America was part of the southern
super-continent, Gondwanaland, which consisted of
Africa, India, Australia
and Antartica, as well as South America.
Gondwanaland begun to break-up: South America separated from
Africa and Antarctica, India begun a long journey northwards,
too broke from Antarctica and begun to move North.
Eventually South America would become an isolated island continent,
and it remained so until quite recently (long after the dinosaurs became
when the Isthmus of Panama joined it to North America.
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