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Permian Timescale, The

Product Code: SP450
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by S.G. Lucas and S.Z. Shen
Publication Date: 12 March 2018
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Special Publication 450

The Palaeozoic Era ends with the c. 47-million-year-long Permian Period. This was a major juncture in Earth history when the vast Pangean supercontinent continued its assembly and the global biota suffered the most extensive biotic decimation of the Phanerozoic, the end-Permian mass extinction. It was also the time of accumulation of vast mineral and energy deposits, notably of salt and petroleum. The temporal ordering of geological and biotic events during Permian time is, therefore, critical to the interpretation of some unique and pivotal events in Earth history. This temporal ordering is based mostly on the Permian timescale, which has been developed and refined for nearly two centuries. This book reviews the history of the development of the Permian chronostratigraphic scale. It also includes comprehensive analyses of Permian radioisotopic ages, magnetostratigraphy, isotope-based correlations, and timescale-relevant marine and non-marine biostratigraphy and biochronology.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786202826
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 458
Weight: 1.2 kg


LUCAS, S. G. & SHEN, S. Z. The Permian timescale: an introduction

LUCAS, S. G. & SHEN, S. Z. The Permian chronostratigraphic scale: history, status and prospectus

RAMEZANI, J. & BOWRING, S. A. Advances in numerical calibration of the Permian timescale based on radioisotopic geochronology

HOUNSLOW, M. W. & BALABANOV, Y. P. A geomagnetic polarity timescale for the Permian, calibrated to stage boundaries

KORTE, C. & ULLMANN, C. V. Permian strontium isotope stratigraphy

HENDERSON, C. M. Permian conodont biostratigraphy

ZHANG, L., FENG, Q. & HE, W. Permian radiolarian biostratigraphy

WANG, X., YAO, L. & LIN, W. Permian rugose corals of the world

LEONOVA, T. B. Permian ammonoid biostratigraphy

VACHARD, D. Permian smaller foraminifers: taxonomy, biostratigraphy and biogeography

ZHANG, Y.-C. & WANG, Y. Permian fusuline biostratigraphy

SHEN, S. Z. Global Permian brachiopod biostratigraphy: an overview

STEPHENSON, M. H. Permian palynostratigraphy: a global overview

CLEAL, C. J. A global review of Permian macrofloral biostratigraphical schemes

SCHNEIDER, J. W. & SCHOLZE, F. Late Pennsylvanian–Early Triassic conchostracan biostratigraphy: a preliminary approach

VOIGT, S. & LUCAS, S. G. Outline of a Permian tetrapod footprint ichnostratigraphy

LUCAS, S. G. Permian tetrapod biochronology, correlation and evolutionary events


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