Darriwilian to Sandbian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China book cover

Darriwilian to Sandbian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China

Darriwilian to Sandbian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China provides information on the exquisite, mostly pyritic graptolites of middle to late Ordovician from North China and Tarim, China. These locations have developed the world’s most complete successions of strata and fossil records. The book provides the first systematic account of the renowned graptolite faunas with over 100 species belonging to 45 genera and 15 families preserved in black shale and limestone, with plentiful figures, camera-lucida illustrations, and color photos of graptolites.

The book presents many aspects of the graptolites during the critical transition from middle to late Ordovician, including new morphologies, classifications of latest convention, diversity change and evolutions, and refined biostratigraphy divisions and correlation with other major regions or continents. It is useful for paleontologists, stratigraphic specialists, petroleum geologists, and graduate students of various fields in geology.

Audience

paleontologists, stratigraphic specialists, petroleum geologists, and graduate students of various fields in geology

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: September 2015

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-800973-4

Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Biostratigraphy

    3. Tarim and its peripheral regions

    4. West marginal belt of North China platform

    5. Graphic correlation and graptolite diversity analysis

    6. Discussion on graptolite classification

    7. Systematic Paleontology

    References

    Index

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