Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jianfang Zhang
    Pages 1-8 Open Access
  3. Jianfang Zhang, Chaohui Zhu, Longwu Wang, Xiaoliang Cai, Ruijun Gong, Xiaoyou Chen et al.
    Pages 9-171 Open Access
  4. Jianfang Zhang, Chaohui Zhu, Longwu Wang, Xiaoliang Cai, Ruijun Gong, Xiaoyou Chen et al.
    Pages 173-255 Open Access
  5. Jianfang Zhang
    Pages 257-286 Open Access
  6. Jianfang Zhang
    Pages 287-292 Open Access

About this book


This Open Access book introduces readers to the regional geology of Hanggai, Xianxia and Chuancun, the area between China's northern Zhejiang Province and southern Anhui Province and explores the strata, magmatic rocks and tectonic structures in 1:50,000 scale geological maps. Based on studies of multiple stratigraphic divisions, the standard stratigraphic section of the upper Ordovician Hirnantian in the lower Yangtze region is established, revealing for the first time numerous “Burgess Shale-type” sponge fossils in Hirnantian strata and identifying 10 grapholite fossil belts and various fossil categories, including chitin, trilobites, gastropods, brachiopods, and cephalopods. Moreover, the book identifies for the first time Late Ordovician volcanic events in northern Zhejiang province.

The work represents a major contribution to research on Paleozoic strata in the Lower Yangtze region, and sheds new light on understanding the Hirnantian glacial event and biological extinction event in South China by providing a high-precision time scale. In addition, the book opens an important avenue for future research on sponge evolution after the Cambrian life explosion. As such, it offers a unique and valuable asset for researchers and graduate students alike.


1:50,000 Regional Geological Survey Standard section of Hirnantian Lower yangtze region Grapholite fossil belts Anji sponge fauna Late Ordovician volcanic events Mesozoic composite plutons open acess Tianmushan volcano-tectonic depression

Authors and affiliations

  • Jianfang Zhang
    • 1
  • Chaohui Zhu
    • 2
  • Longwu Wang
    • 3
  • Xiaoliang Cai
    • 4
  • Ruijun Gong
    • 5
  • Xiaoyou Chen
    • 6
  • Jianguo Wang
    • 7
  • Mingguang Gu
    • 8
  • Zongyao Zhou
    • 9
  • Yuandong Liu
    • 10
  1. 1.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  4. 4.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  5. 5.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  6. 6.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  7. 7.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  8. 8.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  9. 9.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina
  10. 10.Zhejiang Institute of Geological SurveyHangzhouChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1787-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1788-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-4923
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-4931
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