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Discover a new continent!

A new study found that a low-lying continent existed about 40 million years ago, with the spread of exotic animals that scientists consider to have “paved the way” for Asian mammals to spread to southern Europe.
This forgotten continent is located between Europe, Africa and Asia, specifically in the Mediterranean region or its basin around the Balkans, and has been called the “Balcantulia” by researchers, and was seen as a gateway between Asia and Europe when sea level fell and formed a land bridge some 34 million years ago.
Scientists found evidence that the Balcanolia region served as a starting point for animals to move from Asia to Western Europe, with the old land mass shifting from a free-standing continent to a land bridge, where the subsequent invasion of Asian mammals occurred, in conjunction with some “dramatic paleogeographic changes.”

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