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Edited By: Jean Braun, Georges Calas, Max Coleman, Carlo Doglioni, Klaus Mezger & Jason Phipps Morgan

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Gondwana breakup: A questionable concept survived for decades

During past decades, there appeared to be agreement on the Jurassic separation of East and West Gondwana and the motion of Madagascar, together with Antarctica–India–Australia, along a single major, straight transform fault, termed the Davie Fracture Zone. In the Focus Article ‘Gondwana breakup: no evidence for a Davie Fracture Zone offshore northern Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya’, Klimke and Franke investigate this basic concept by interpreting new geophysical data and available vintage reflection seismic data, initially used to develop the transform margin model. Their results challenge the commonly supported transform margin concept and imply that certain parts of Gondwana reconstructions need to be reconsidered.

Gondwana breakup: no evidence for a Davie Fracture Zone offshore northern Mozambique Tanzania and Kenya (Jennifer Klimke & Dieter Franke)