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Palaeogene Marine Stratigraphy in China

  • Xiaoqiao WanEmail author
  • Guobiao Li
  • Tian Jiang
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


Palaeogene deposits are widespread in China. Most strata are nonmarine in origin, and marine sediments occur only in Tibet, the southwestern Tarim Basin of Xinjiang, and the continental margin of the East China Sea. Among them, the Tibetan Tethys is an extensive area of marine deposits where continuous sequences are preserved. The Palaeogene in the Tethys–Himalaya is divided into the Danian Jidula Formation, the Ypresian to Bartonian Zongpu Formation, and the Priabonian Zhepure Formation.


Palaeogene Stratigraphy Tethys–Himalaya China 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology (China University of Geosciences)BeijingChina

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