Laramide

/ˈlærəmaɪd/ (say 'laruhmuyd)

adjective
of or relating to the major mountain-building episode of late Cretaceous and early Tertiary times in North America.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • laramide — lar·a·mide …   English syllables

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  • Orogenia Laramide — La Orogenia Laramide fue un proceso de formación de montañas (orogénesis) que se produjo en el oeste de Norteamérica y que comenzó en el Cretácico superior hace unos 70 a 80 millones de años atrás y terminó hace 35 a 55 millones de años. La causa …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Geology of the Grand Teton area — The geology of the Grand Teton area consists of some of the oldest rocks and one of the youngest mountain ranges in North America. The Teton Range, mostly located in Grand Teton National Park, started to grow some 9 million years ago. An older… …   Wikipedia

  • Ларамийский орогенез — Ларамийский орогенез, ларамийская складчатость (англ. Laramide orogeny)  горо …   Википедия

  • Sevier orogeny — The Sevier orogeny was a mountain building event that affected western North America from Canada to the north to Mexico to the south. This orogeny was the result of convergent boundary tectonism between approximately 140 million years (Ma) ago,… …   Wikipedia

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