Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 633–637 | Cite as

Inter-taxa differences in extinction process of Maokouan (Middle Permian) fusulinaceans

  • Xiangning YangEmail author
  • Guijun Shi
  • Jiarun Liu
  • Yuntang Chen
  • Jianping Zhou


Analyses of the extinction process of fusulinacean in the Maokouan (Middle Permian) biotic crisis have revealed remarkable differences between taxa with various morphological features. Nankinellinids suffered a heavy loss of species in the early stage of the Maokouan event. Schwagerinids and neoschwagerinids both showed a stepwise decrease in species diversity, but the pulses of species extinction occurred in different stages of the extinction process. The species extinction of verbeekinids happened primarily in the Late Maokouan.


Permian fusulinacean mass extinction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiangning Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guijun Shi
    • 1
  • Jiarun Liu
    • 1
  • Yuntang Chen
    • 1
  • Jianping Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Nanjing Institute of Geology and PaleontologyChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina

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