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Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals

Volume I:History, Geology, and Magnetostratigraphy

  • Richard H. Tedford
  • Zhan-Xiang Qiu
  • Lawrence J. Flynn

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Lawrence J. Flynn
    Pages 1-5
  3. Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Richard H. Tedford
    Pages 7-34
  4. Richard H. Tedford, Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Jie Ye
    Pages 35-67
  5. Lawrence J. Flynn, Zhan-Xiang Qiu
    Pages 79-82
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 83-109

About this book


The Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China embodies the bulk of our knowledge on successions of terrestrial vertebrates in the northern part of East Asia.  Everything we know about Asian mammals of the last 6 million years has a historical basis in the documentation of the geology of Yushe.  This volume introduces the basin in its geological setting, describes the succession of fossiliferous strata, and shows how it is dated.  It develops an unsurpassed level of precision for its age control.  Geological maps and stratigraphic sections provide the backbone for individual studies to follow on varied fossil groups.  The volume explores the history of exploration of the last century in Yushe Basin and places development of paleontology there into the context of the birth of the modern epoch of science in China.


Fossil Mammals Geology History of Science Late Cenozoic Magnetostratigraphy Pliocene

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard H. Tedford
    • 1
  • Zhan-Xiang Qiu
    • 2
  • Lawrence J. Flynn
    • 3
  1. 1.American Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Paleoanthropology (IVPP)Chinese Academy of Sciences Inst. Vertebrate Paleontology &BeijingChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.EthnologyHarvard University Peabody Museum of Archaeology &CambridgeUSA

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