Madagascar's Paleoposition: New Data from the Mozambique Channel

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Science  29 Oct 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4008, pp. 488-490
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4008.488


The main paleopositions that have been proposed for Madagascar are examined after a recent geological and geophysical survey in the Mozambique Channel. Results from that survey show a north-south ridgelike feature and favor the theory that Madagascar fitted against Somalia rather than against Mozambique to the west.