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 analyzes the significance of these exquisite, mostly pyritic, graptolites of the middle to late Ordovician period 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.

The book presents a comprehensive account of the graptolites during the critical transition from the middle to late Ordovician period, including:

  • new morphologies
  • the latest conventions in classification
  • diversity change and evolution
  • refined biostratigraphy divisions
  • correlation with other major regions or continents

This is a key resource 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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