Reconstruction of North America and Africa during the Late Triassic, showing the distribution of outcropping rift-basin rocks (black), subsurface rift-basin rocks (dark gray), and possible rift basins (light gray). The Triassic equator (gray line labelled 0°) passed through the Dan River basin. The Argana basin of Morocco, Africa, and the Fundy basin of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada, lay adjacent to one another on this reconstruction. The Newark rift basin, part of which is located in New Jersey, lay adjacent to West Saharan Africa. The inset map at lower right shows a simplified version of Pangea during Triassic time, and shows the approximate locations of the Fundy and Argana rift basins. Modified from Olsen et al. (2000).