Skip to main content
placeholder image

Western Pacific Permian marine invertebrate palaeobiogeography

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Data matrices of the presence/absence occurrence data of brachiopod genera from faunal stations throughout the western Pacific region for the Asselian-Tastubian, Sterlitamakian-Aktastinian, Baigendzhinian-Early Kungurian and Kazanian-Midian time slices of the Permian Period have been analysed by cluster analysis, non-metric multidimensional scaling and principal coordinate analysis. An evolving pattern of provincialism is recognised for the Permian of the western Pacific with four provinces (Indoralian, Himalayan, Cathaysian and Verkolyma) for the Asselian-Tastubian, six (Austrazean, Westralian, incipient Cimmerian, Cathaysian, Sino-Mongolian precursor and Verkolyma) for the Sterlitamakian-Aktastinian, seven (Austrazean, Westralian, Cimmerian-with the Sibumasu and Himalayan subprovinces-Cathaysian, Sino-Mongolian and Verkolyma) for the Baigendzhinian-Early Kungurian, and three (Austrazean, Cathaysian and Verkolyma) for the Kazanian-Midian time slice. The changing pattern of provincialism is best understood in terms of the evolution of the epicontinental Sino-Mongolian Sea in the north and the rift-drift history of the Cimmerian continental blocks in the south, set against a backdrop of climate amelioration during the Permian. © 1996 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1996

Citation


  • Archbold, N. W., & Shi, G. R. (1996). Western Pacific Permian marine invertebrate palaeobiogeography. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 43(6), 635-641. doi:10.1080/08120099608728284

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030426618

Start Page


  • 635

End Page


  • 641

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 6

Abstract


  • Data matrices of the presence/absence occurrence data of brachiopod genera from faunal stations throughout the western Pacific region for the Asselian-Tastubian, Sterlitamakian-Aktastinian, Baigendzhinian-Early Kungurian and Kazanian-Midian time slices of the Permian Period have been analysed by cluster analysis, non-metric multidimensional scaling and principal coordinate analysis. An evolving pattern of provincialism is recognised for the Permian of the western Pacific with four provinces (Indoralian, Himalayan, Cathaysian and Verkolyma) for the Asselian-Tastubian, six (Austrazean, Westralian, incipient Cimmerian, Cathaysian, Sino-Mongolian precursor and Verkolyma) for the Sterlitamakian-Aktastinian, seven (Austrazean, Westralian, Cimmerian-with the Sibumasu and Himalayan subprovinces-Cathaysian, Sino-Mongolian and Verkolyma) for the Baigendzhinian-Early Kungurian, and three (Austrazean, Cathaysian and Verkolyma) for the Kazanian-Midian time slice. The changing pattern of provincialism is best understood in terms of the evolution of the epicontinental Sino-Mongolian Sea in the north and the rift-drift history of the Cimmerian continental blocks in the south, set against a backdrop of climate amelioration during the Permian. © 1996 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1996

Citation


  • Archbold, N. W., & Shi, G. R. (1996). Western Pacific Permian marine invertebrate palaeobiogeography. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 43(6), 635-641. doi:10.1080/08120099608728284

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030426618

Start Page


  • 635

End Page


  • 641

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 6