Below are some alternatives to what the land masses and equator may have resembled in the past. Thanks to the creator of these images JR Bentley. Great work!
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Image #1: In this image Antarctica is closer to the equator and would be in a Tropical or sub-tropical zone which would explain the prehistoric forest of palm trees found there. Notice too how close New Zealand and Australia would have been to the equator.
Image #2: In this image the equator runs through North America. That would have made the Great Lakes area a tropical area as well as portions of the American Southwest, et al. The North Pole would have been somewhere over eastern Siberia and the South Pole near Brazil’s Amazon.
Image #3: In this image the equator runs through North Africa and Spain among other places.
You can find a list of super-continents at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supercontinents
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