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Figure 2. Schematic N-S paleo-section across northern South America continental margin at longitude of Western Trinidad, at three different times, showing development of Outer Nappe and Inner Nappe. Equally applicable to Western, Central, and Eastern Venezuela, except formation names differ and Inner Nappe was uplifted earlier (Paleocene) in Western and Central Venezuela (Higgs, in review, a). For simplicity, this figure neglects (a) halokinesis (Carib Halite; see text), (b) cannibalization and nappe-overriding of early foreland-basin deposits, and (c) advance of a thrust belt beyond the nappe front.