Brachiopods around the Permian-Triassic Boundary of South China

  • Wei-Hong He
  • G. R. Shi
  • Ke-Xin Zhang
  • Ting-Lu Yang
  • Shu-Zhong Shen
  • Yang Zhang

Part of the New Records of the Great Dying in South China book series (NRGDSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Wei-Hong He, G. R. Shi, Shu-Zhong Shen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Wei-Hong He, Ke-Xin Zhang, G. R. Shi
    Pages 5-10
  4. Wei-Hong He, G. R. Shi, Ke-Xin Zhang, Shun-Bao Wu
    Pages 21-24
  5. Wei-Hong He, G. R. Shi, Ting-Lu Yang, Yong-Biao Wang
    Pages 25-33
  6. Wei-Hong He, G. R. Shi, Shu-Zhong Shen, Ting-Lu Yang, Yang Zhang, Hui-Ting Wu et al.
    Pages 61-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-261

About this book


This timely book documents marvelous brachiopod fossils from the Palaeozoic-Mesozoic transition of South China. Numerous beautiful pictures and detailed descriptions (specifically the measurements of body size) of brachiopod species are presented. Systematic discussion on the evolution of brachiopod biodiversity and morphological features across the critical interval is not only extremely important for paleontologists to understand the marine ecosystem evolution from the Palaeozoic to the Mesozoic, but also attractive for students who need to know about the end-Permian mass extinction.

The book distinguishes itself from other studies by its detailed study of the taxonomy, biodiversity and paleoecology of Permian-Triassic brachiopods from different palaeogeographic facies, especially from the deep-water environment in South China. The book also offers a unique study of the response of morphological features of brachiopods to palaeoenvironmental changes, providing insights for the process of Permian-Triassic crisis.


Biodiversity of brachiopod body size of brachiopod morphological function anoxia and restricted food availability volcanism Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction Permian-Triassic brachiopods in South China

Editors and affiliations

  • Wei-Hong He
    • 1
  • G. R. Shi
    • 2
  • Ke-Xin Zhang
    • 3
  • Ting-Lu Yang
    • 4
  • Shu-Zhong Shen
    • 5
  • Yang Zhang
    • 6
  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.State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, School of Earth SciencesChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina
  4. 4.Faculty of GeosciencesEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina
  5. 5.State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology and Center for Excellence in Life and PalaeoenvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina
  6. 6.School of Earth Sciences and ResourcesChina University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

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