Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Qianan Mud Forest National Geopark, Jilin

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1979

This geopark is located in Qianan County, Jilin Province, and has an area of 112 km2. It became a national geopark in 2009. Its main geological features include mud forest landscapes and fossils in Quaternary argillaceous siltstones. Mud forests, which formed east of Dabusu Lake, have varied shapes, including intersecting ravines, undulating mountains, forests of mud columns, linked peaks and ridges and steep soil walls. Nineteen species, 18 genera, 12 families and 6 orders of vertebrate remains have been found, including 12 existing species and 7 extinct species, all of which are members of the late Pleistocene Mammoth-Coelodonta fauna of northeastern China.

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