Geology of Southwest Gondwana

  • Siegfried Siegesmund
  • Miguel A. S. Basei
  • Pedro Oyhantçabal
  • Sebastian Oriolo

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Paleomagnetism, Geophysics and Adamastor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei, Hartwig Ernest Frimmel, Mario da Costa Campos Neto, Carlos Eduardo Ganade de Araujo, Neivaldo Araujo de Castro, Claudia Regina Passarelli
      Pages 63-85
  3. Old Continental Landmasses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Pedro Oyhantçabal, Carlos A. Cingolani, Klaus Wemmer, Siegfried Siegesmund
      Pages 89-105
    3. Denis Thiéblemont, Yannick Callec, Max Fernandez-Alonso, Frédéric Chène
      Pages 107-132
    4. Pedro Oyhantçabal, Sebastián Oriolo, Ruy Paulo Philipp, Klaus Wemmer, Siegfried Siegesmund
      Pages 161-188
    5. Claudia Regina Passarelli, Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei, Oswaldo Siga Jr., Ossama Mohamed Milah Harara
      Pages 189-215
    6. Hielke A. Jelsma, Steve McCourt, Samantha H. Perritt, Richard A. Armstrong
      Pages 217-239
  4. Neoproterozoic Fold Belts related to Western Gondwana Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Ruy Paulo Philipp, Marcio Martins Pimentel, Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei
      Pages 243-265
    3. Mathias Hueck, Pedro Oyhantçabal, Ruy Paulo Philipp, Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei, Siegfried Siegesmund
      Pages 267-302
    4. Ben Goscombe, David A. Foster, David Gray, Ben Wade
      Pages 303-352
    5. Hartwig Ernest Frimmel
      Pages 353-386
    6. Renata da Silva Schmitt, Rafael de Araújo Fragoso, Alan Stephen Collins
      Pages 411-432
    7. Mónica G. López de Luchi, Carmen I. Martínez Dopico, Klaus Wemmer, Siegfried Siegesmund
      Pages 433-466
  5. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Albertus J. B. Smith
      Pages 469-491
    3. Carlos Alberto Rosière, Adriana Heimann, Pedro Oyhantçabal, João Orestes Schneider Santos
      Pages 493-526
    4. Daniel G. Poiré, Lucía E. Gómez Peral, María J. Arrouy
      Pages 527-541
    5. Sebastián Oriolo, Mathias Hueck, Pedro Oyhantçabal, Ben Goscombe, Klaus Wemmer, Siegfried Siegesmund
      Pages 593-613
    6. Gregor Borg, Christoph Gauert
      Pages 615-676
    7. Reimold Wolf Uwe, Natalia Hauser, Alvaro P. Crósta
      Pages 677-688

About this book


This book highlights the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana and presents state-of-the-art insights into its evolution. It summarizes the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana, which comprises parts of South America, Africa, Madagascar, Antarctica, India and Australia and describes the diachronic assembly of continent fragments derived from the break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent during the Neoproterozoic–Cambrian transition. Reviews written by experts in the geology of key areas in the major Paleoproterozoic–Archean Cratons and Neoproterozoic Brasiliano (Pan-African) fold belts on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean enable readers to gain an in-depth understanding of the evolution of Southwest Gondwana. The book also provides a basis for reconstructing the tectonic regimes associated with the different stages that led to the establishment of Southwest Gondwana.


Geological evolution of South Africa Rodinia break-up Neoproterozoic Brasiliano fold belt Accreation of South America Paleoproterozoic-Archean Cratons

Editors and affiliations

  • Siegfried Siegesmund
    • 1
  • Miguel A. S. Basei
    • 2
  • Pedro Oyhantçabal
    • 3
  • Sebastian Oriolo
    • 4
  1. 1.GZG—Structural Geology and Geodynamics University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Geosciences InstituteUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Geodinámica InternaUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  4. 4.GZG—Structural Geology and Geodynamics University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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