Q. In which of the following countries Gondwana – type sediments can be found?
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Explanation: The Gondawana system of sediments from India is known to have its counterparts in six different landmasses of the Southern Hemisphere.
- At the base, the system has thick tillite indicating extensive and prolonged glaciation.
- Counterparts of this succession are found in Africa, Falkland Island, Madagascar, Antarctica and Australia.
- Overall resemblance of the Gondawana-type sediments clearly demonstrates that these landmasses had remarkably similar histories.
- The glacial tillite provides unambiguous evidence of palaeoclimates and also of drifting of continents.
Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography