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The Triassic and Jurassic of the Junggar Basin, China: Advances in Palaeontology and Environments

Product Code: SP538
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by Jingeng Sha, Sam M. Slater, Vivi Vajda, Paul E. Olsen, Haichun Zhang
Publication Date: 14 February 2024
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Special Publication 538

This book presents a compilation of recent scientific discoveries in the field of Earth sciences from Mesozoic rocks of the Junggar Basin, China. The Triassic and Jurassic strata of this basin are particularly important because they were deposited in a continental environment inside, or close to, the Arctic Circle. The successions of the Junggar Basin therefore provide a rare snapshot of a high-latitude seasonal continental ecosystem, at a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The research papers within this volume cover a range of topics, spanning the fields of palaeontology, palaeogeography, sedimentology and geochemistry, and include studies from episodes of marked environmental perturbation, including the end-Triassic mass extinction (c. 201 Ma) and the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (c. 183 Ma). The scientific advances documented here contribute to the understanding of Mesozoic high-latitude continental environments, and are expected to lead to follow-up studies, facilitating further interdisciplinary collaborations in the future.

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Published online on the Lyell Collection 7 February 2024

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205957
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 290
Weight: 0.85 kg


Sha, J., Slater, S. M., Olsen, P. E., Vajda, V. and Zhang, H. An introduction to the Triassic and Jurassic of the Junggar Basin, China: advances in palaeontology and environments

Sha, J., Fang, Y., Cheng, J., Wang, Y., Li, S., Yang, X., Li, J. and Zhang, H. Geological and chronostratigraphic overview of the Upper Triassic and Jurassic successions of the Junggar Basin, NW China

Peng, J., Slater, S. M. and Vajda, V. Floral and faunal biostratigraphy of the Middle–Upper Triassic Karamay and Huangshanjie formations from the southern Junggar Basin, China

Fang, Y., Olsen, P. E., Zhao, X., Zheng, D. and Zhang, H. A possible Norian–Rhaetian boundary in the high-latitude continental Junggar Basin indicated by the δ13Corg record

Olsen, P. E., Sha, J., Fang, Y., Chang, C., Sues, H.-D., Slibeck, B. B., Qiang, F. and Yu, C. Late Triassic–Early Jurassic continental vertebrates and their environmental context from the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, NW China

Zhang, X. Constraining the Triassic–Jurassic boundary carbon cycle perturbations using high-resolution δ13Corg records from the Haojiagou section in northwestern China

Chang, C. Y., Kinney, S. T., Fang, Y., Sha, J. and Olsen, P. E. Quantitative evidence for Arctic continental freezing in a high-CO2 world: Junggar Basin, NW China

Sha, J., Cheng, J., Wang, Y., Fang, Y., Li, J. and Pan, Y. Late Triassic–Jurassic bivalve biochronology, palaeogeography and palaeoenvironment of the Junggar Basin, NW China

Xu, C., Fang, Y., Fang, Y., Wang, H., Zhou, Q., Jiang, X. and Zhang, H. Early Jurassic orthopteran insects from the southern Junggar Basin, NW China, with discussion of biodiversity changes of Orthoptera across the Triassic–Jurassic boundary

Zhang, Q., Chen, J., Zheng, D., Jarzembowski, E. A., Zhang, H. and Wang, B. New Jurassic Dysmorphoptilidae from the Junggar Basin of northwestern China (Insecta: Hemiptera): evolutionary and palaeogeographic implications

Yang, X.-J. First record of Rhaphidopteris (Gymnospermae) from the Lower Jurassic of the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, NW China

Deng, S., Yang, X., Lu, Y. and Sha, J. A thermophilous and arid-tolerant flora from the Lower Jurassic of the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, NW China, corresponding to the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event

Teng, X. and Li, G. Clam shrimp Nothocarapacestheria from the Lower Jurassic of the Junggar Basin, northwestern China

Yu, T., Fang, Y. and Zheng, D. Jurassic non-marine gastropods from the Junggar Basin, northwestern China

Olsen, P. E., Sha, J., Fang, Y., Chang, C., Kent, D. V., Vajda, V., Whiteside, J. H., Kinney, S. T., Lampert, A. and MacLennan, S. A. Empirical record, geochronology and theoretical determinates of Mesozoic climate in the Junggar Basin, NW China, in relation to other basins in NE China

Zhang, P. and Lee, Y. I. Facies-related diagenesis of Jurassic sandstones, central Junggar Basin, NW China: implications for reservoir quality evolution



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