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Restudy of conodont biostratigraphy of the Permian-Triassic boundary section in Zhongzhai, southwestern Guizhou Province, South China

Journal Article


Abstract


  • New conodont samples have been systematically collected at high stratigraphic resolution from the upper part of the Longtan Formation through to the lower part of the Yelang Formation at the Zhongzhai section, southwestern Guizhou Province, South China, in an effort to verify the first local occurrence of Hindeodus parvus in relation to the Permian-Triassic boundary at this section. The resampled conodont fauna from the Permian-Triassic boundary interval comprises five identified species and two undetermined species in Hindeodus and Clarkina. Most importantly, the first local occurrence of Hindeodus parvus is found for the first time from the bottom of Bed 28a, 18. cm lower than the previously reported first local occurrence of this species at this section. Considering the previously accepted PTB at the Zhongzhai section, well calibrated by conodont biostratigraphy, geochronology and carbon isotope chemostratigraphy, this lower (earlier) occurrence of H. parvus suggests that this critical species could occur below the Permian-Triassic boundary. As such, this paper provides evidence that (1) the first local occurrences of H. parvus are diachronous in different sections with respect to the PTB defined by the First Appearance Datum (FAD) of this species at its GSSP section in Meishan, China and that (2) the lower stratigraphic range of H. parvus should now be extended to latest Permian.

UOW Authors


  •   Zhang, Yang (external author)
  •   Zhang, Kexin (external author)
  •   Shi, Guang
  •   He, Weihong (external author)
  •   Yuan, Dong-Xun (external author)
  •   Yue, Mingliang (external author)
  •   Yang, Tinglu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Zhang, Y., Zhang, K., Shi, G. R., He, W., Yuan, D., Yue, M. & Yang, T. (2014). Restudy of conodont biostratigraphy of the Permian-Triassic boundary section in Zhongzhai, southwestern Guizhou Province, South China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 80 75-83.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888169216

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 75

End Page


  • 83

Volume


  • 80

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • New conodont samples have been systematically collected at high stratigraphic resolution from the upper part of the Longtan Formation through to the lower part of the Yelang Formation at the Zhongzhai section, southwestern Guizhou Province, South China, in an effort to verify the first local occurrence of Hindeodus parvus in relation to the Permian-Triassic boundary at this section. The resampled conodont fauna from the Permian-Triassic boundary interval comprises five identified species and two undetermined species in Hindeodus and Clarkina. Most importantly, the first local occurrence of Hindeodus parvus is found for the first time from the bottom of Bed 28a, 18. cm lower than the previously reported first local occurrence of this species at this section. Considering the previously accepted PTB at the Zhongzhai section, well calibrated by conodont biostratigraphy, geochronology and carbon isotope chemostratigraphy, this lower (earlier) occurrence of H. parvus suggests that this critical species could occur below the Permian-Triassic boundary. As such, this paper provides evidence that (1) the first local occurrences of H. parvus are diachronous in different sections with respect to the PTB defined by the First Appearance Datum (FAD) of this species at its GSSP section in Meishan, China and that (2) the lower stratigraphic range of H. parvus should now be extended to latest Permian.

UOW Authors


  •   Zhang, Yang (external author)
  •   Zhang, Kexin (external author)
  •   Shi, Guang
  •   He, Weihong (external author)
  •   Yuan, Dong-Xun (external author)
  •   Yue, Mingliang (external author)
  •   Yang, Tinglu (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Zhang, Y., Zhang, K., Shi, G. R., He, W., Yuan, D., Yue, M. & Yang, T. (2014). Restudy of conodont biostratigraphy of the Permian-Triassic boundary section in Zhongzhai, southwestern Guizhou Province, South China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 80 75-83.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888169216

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 75

End Page


  • 83

Volume


  • 80

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom