Depositional Sequences, Biotic Assemblages and Review on Changhsingian (or Late Changhsingian) Palaeo-Water Depths of Studied Sections

  • Wei-Hong HeEmail author
  • Ke-Xin Zhang
  • G. R. Shi
  • Yi-Fan Xiao
  • Jian-Jun Bu
Part of the New Records of the Great Dying in South China book series (NRGDSC)


The PermianTriassic depositional sequences at Hushan include the upper Talung Formation and Lower Chinglung Formation (Fig. 3.1; see He et al. 2011). The upper Talung Formation is dominated by dark grey thin-bedded cherts and siliceous mudstones, intercalated with medium-bedded grey argillaceous limestones, thin-bedded calcareous mudstones and volcanic ash. The siliceous mudstones abundantly yield horizontal beddings. The upper Talung Formation contains abundant radiolarians, ammonoids, conodonts, small brachiopods, bivalves, and a small number of ostracods and foraminifers. The lower Talung Formation at Hushan is covered by Quaternary sediments. The basal part of the Lower Chinglung Formation mainly comprises yellowish calcareous mudstones, thin- to medium-bedded argillaceous limestones, interbedded with volcanic ash, and contains ammonoids and bivalves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-Hong He
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ke-Xin Zhang
    • 1
  • G. R. Shi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yi-Fan Xiao
    • 4
  • Jian-Jun Bu
    • 5
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, School of Earth SciencesChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.School of Life and Environmental SciencesBurwoodAustralia
  3. 3.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental GeologyWuhanChina
  5. 5.Wuhan Centre for China Geological SurveyWuhanChina

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