Palaeogene Marine Stratigraphy in China
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.
KeywordsPalaeogene Stratigraphy Tethys–Himalaya China
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