New palaeomagnetic results reported by Zhang and Piper (1997) from Neoproterozoic glacial rocks in the Yangtze Block, South China, are in general agreement with preliminary results from the Sinian type section ca. 1000 km away, and the palaeolatitude, though not the palaeo-orientation, agrees with the proposition that South China was in central Rodinia just east of cratonic Australia. The alternative position for South China suggested by Zhang and Piper (1997) is inconsistent with geological observations and palaeomagnetic data. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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