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Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology

Product Code: SP265
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by S G Lucas, G Cassinis and J W Schneider
Publication Date: 27 November 2006
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During the Permian, the single supercontinent Pangaea stretched from pole to pole. Early Permian glacial deposits are found in southern Gondwana. Along the sutures of  Pangaea, mountain ranges towered over vast tropical lowlands. Interior areas included dry deserts where dune sands accumulated. Gypsum and halite beds document the evaporation of hot, shallow seas that formed the most extensive salt deposits known in the geological record. The Permian Period (251 to 299 Ma) encompasses nine ages (stages) arranged into three epochs (series).  Most of the Permian marine timescale has been defined by global stratotype sections and points for the stage boundaries.  This volume presents new data regarding the biostratigraphy and biochronology of the non-marine Permian and provides a basis for temporally ordering Permian geological and biotic history on land, and correlating that history to events in the marine realm.

 

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-206-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-206-9
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.96 kg

Contents

Non-marine Permian biostratigraphy and biochronology: an introduction, S G Lucas, J W Schneider and G Cassinis
• The magnetic polarity time scale across the Permian–Triassic boundary, M B Steiner
• Two remarkable Permian petrified forests: correlation, comparison and significance, R Roessler
• Global Permian tetrapod biostratigraphy and biochronology, S G Lucas
• Permo-Carboniferous climate: Early Pennsylvanian to Late Permian climate development of central Europe in a regional and global context, M Roscher and J W Schneider
• Permian tetrapod ichnofacies, A P Hunt and S G Lucas
• Tetrapod footprint ichno-associations from French Permian basins. Comparisons with other Euramerican ichnofaunas, G Gand and M Durand
• Permian tetrapod footprints: biostratigraphy and biochronology, S G Lucas and A P Hunt
• Amphibian biostratigraphy of the European Permo-Carboniferous, R Werneburg and J W Schneider
• Carboniferous–Permian actinopterygian fishes of the continental basins of the Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic: an overview, S Štamberg
• Permian to Triassic sequences from selected continential areas of southwestern Europe, C Virgili, G Cassinis and J Broutin
• Late Permian–Early Triassic transition in central and NE Spain: biotic and sedimentary characteristics, A Arche and J López-Gómez
• The problem of the transition from the Permian to the Triassic Series in southeastern France: comparison with other Peritethyan regions, M Durand
• New continental Carboniferous and Permian faunas of Morocco: implications for biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography and palaeoclimate, D Hmich, J W Schneider, H Sabar, S Voigt and M el Wartiti
• Insect biostratigraphy of the Euramerican continental Late Pennsylvanian and Early Permian, J W Schneider and R Werneburg   

 

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