Darriwilian to Sandbian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Yuandong Zhang
  • Daniel Goldman
  • Stig Bergström
  • Stanley Finney
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    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—locations that 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, also presenting a comprehensive accounting of the graptolites during the critical transition from the middle to late Ordovician period with important data on new morphologies, the latest conventions in classification, diversity change and evolution, refined biostratigraphy divisions, and correlation with other major regions or continents.

    The book provides a key resource for paleontologists, stratigraphic specialists, petroleum geologists, and graduate students in varying fields of geology.

    Key Features

    • Presents the first systematic accounting of these world-renowned graptolite fauna
    • Provides an ideal reference for those interested in rocks, fossils, and biostratigraphy
    • Presents over 100 species belonging to 45 genera and 15 families preserved in black shale and limestone
    • Includes research from the top, most influential, Ordovician graptolite and conodont paleontologists in the world
    • Generously illustrated with four-color figures and photos throughout

    Readership

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

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    400
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2017
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Print ISBN:
    9780128009734
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780128010167