Geologische Rundschau

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 215–228 | Cite as

The Permo-Triassic »Paleotethys« in mainland Southeast-Asia and adjacent parts of China

  • Dietrich Helmcke


Aspects of the geodynamic evolution of mainland Southeast Asia and China are discussed in consideration of the Permo-Triassic »Paleotethys« problem. It is shown that all sutures in Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan already closed during the Paleozoic era and that the entire region must be regarded as part of the northern continents. The Permo-Triassic »Paleotethys« must be expected south of Tibet and in Burma.


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Aspekte der geodynamischen Entwicklung des südost-asiatischen Subkontinentes und Chinas werden unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Problems der permotriadischen »Paläotethys« diskutiert. Es wird gezeigt, daß alle Suturen in Thailand, Vietnam und Yünnan bereits im Paläozoikum geschlossen wurden und der ganze Bereich den Nordkontinenten zugerechnet werden muß. Die permotriadische »Paläotethys« muß südlich von Tibet (südlich des Kangdese Orogens) und in Burma gesucht werden.


Le développement géodynamique du Sud-Est asiatique continental et de la Chine est discuté, en particulier par rapport au problème de la »Paléotéthys« permotriassique. Toutes les sutures en Thailande, au Vietnam et au Yunnan étaient déjà fermées pendant le Paléozoique, de sorte que la région entière doit être considérée comme une partie des continents du nord. On doit chercher la »Paléotéthys« permotriassique susdite au sud du Thibet (au sud de la région orogénique du Kangdese) et en Birmanie.

Краткое содержание

Обсуждаются некотор ые проблемы геодинам ического развития юго-восточн ой части азиатского субконтинента, а также Китая, причем п ринимают во внимание историю раз вития геосинклинали “Палеотетиса” в пермо-триассовом пе риоде. Считают, что все швы в Тайланде, Вье тнаме и Юньняне закры лись еще в палеозое и поэто му всю область следуе т причислять к северно му материку. Сейчас пы таются найти следы пермо-три ассового «Палеотети са» в Тибете южнее орогена Kangdese и в Бирме.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Helmcke
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  1. 1.c/o Institut für Geologie u. Paläontologie der Philipps-UniversitätMarburg

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