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Permo-Triassic Events in the Eastern Tethys

Permo-Triassic Events in the Eastern Tethys
Stratigraphy Classification and Relations with the Western Tethys

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  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521545730

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  • Permian and Triassic rocks in the eastern Tethyan region form continuous marine sequences that record the waning phases of the Paleozoic and the early stages of the Mesozoic eras. This book describes and interprets these rocks, summarizing the distribution of major fossil groups in a way that will allow detailed comparison with strata of comparable age in the western Tethys and other parts of the world. The sixteen contributions by forty authors are the culmination of the five-year long International Geological Correlation Programme Project 203. The detailed information presented here is gathered from many areas in the eastern Tethyan region - from France to Australia - and will be of use in the evaluation of the major changes in the global marine biosphere known to have taken place at the end of the Paleozoic era. The stratigraphic record for this fascinating segment of Earth history is not widespread elsewhere in the world and is most continuous in the region covered by this book.

    • In World and Regional Geology Series
    • Culmination of five-year long International Geological Correlation Project 203
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    ' … wealth of information and ideas … anyone working on the Permo-Triassic mass extinction should always have a copy to hand.' Geoscientist

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    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521545730
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 117 b/w illus. 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Permo-Triassic events in the eastern Tethys - an overview
    2. Permo-Triassic boundary relations in South China
    3. Permo-Triassic boundary of Indian subcontinent and intercontinental correlation
    4. Permo-Triassic boundary on the Indian peninsula
    5. The Permo-Triassic boundary in the southern and eastern USSR and its international correlation
    6. Classification and correlation of nonmarine Permian-Triassic boundary in China
    7. Permian and Triassic events in the continental domains of Mediterranean Europe
    8. The Permo-Triassic boundary in the Southern Alps (Italy) and in adjacent Periadriatic regions
    9. Permo-Triassic brachiopod successions and events in South China
    10. Conodont sequences in the Upper Permian and Lower Triassic of South China and the nature of conodont faunal changes at the systemic boundary
    11. A concordant-based high-resolution biostratigraphy for the Permo-Triassic boundary interval
    12. The palynofloral succession and palynological events in the Permo-Triassic boundary interval in Israel
    13. The effects of volcanism on the Permo-Triassic mass extinction in South China
    14. Geochemical constraints on the Permo-Triassic boundary event in South China
    15. Permo-Triassic orogenic, paleoclimatic, and eustatic events and their implications for biotic alteration
    16. Permo-Triassic boundary in Australia.

  • Editors

    Walter C. Sweet, Ohio State University

    Yang Zunyi, China University of Geosciences, Wukan

    J. M. Dickins, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra

    Yin Hongfu, China University of Geosciences, Wukan

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