Permo–Carboniferous Successions of the Tengchong Block, Western Yunnan, China: Status and Problems
The Permo–Carboniferous of the Tengchong Block is composed of a clastic succession (Menghong Group) and an overlying carbonate succession (Dadongchang Formation). The contents of diamictite and pebbly mudstone, and the presence of Gondwana-affinity faunas, suggest that the Tengchong Block was a Gondwana-derived block. Similar successions have also been reported in many places across Southeast Asia and the Tibetan Plateau. Although a general framework of Permo–Carboniferous successions of the Tengchong Block has been constructed, biostratigraphic studies need to be improved in many aspects.
KeywordsTengchong Stratigraphy Carboniferous Permian
This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No. 41272043) and the Chinese Geological Survey (No. 2013-02-030-003), for which we are very grateful.
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