Onset of biotic and environmental recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction within 1-2 million years: A case study of the Lower Triassic of the Meishan section, South China

Z. Q. Chen, Jinnan Tong, Kunio Kaiho, Hodaka Kawahata

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Abstract

Paleontological, sedimentary and geochemical data obtained from the Lower Triassic strata of the Meishan section, South China, suggest that onset of biotic recovery coincided with amelioration of paleoceanographic conditions and an increase in ocean productivity. The Griesbachian Meishanorhynchia association from Meishan indicates biotic recovery between the recovery stages 1 and 2. Both the initial biotic recovery and palaeoceanic environmental amelioration occurred within 1-2 myr after the end-Permian mass extinction in the late Griesbachian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-187
Number of pages12
JournalPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Volume252
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 20

Keywords

  • Biotic recovery
  • Early Triassic
  • End-Permian
  • Mass extinction
  • Meishan
  • South China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Palaeontology

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