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Figure 9

From: From the scala naturae to the symbiogenetic and dynamic tree of life

Figure 9

Model of the Earth's surface, which is broken into drifting fragments, the so-called tectonic plates. The "lubricant" of plate movements is liquid water. In this picture, the South American and African plates are highlighted. In addition, the moon, a solid satellite without water and plate movements, is shown in the upper left quarter. Red lines: Regions where volcanic eruptions occur frequently [adapted from ref. 75].

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