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Fusulinid Diversification and Contemporaneous Sea-Level Change in the Dian-qian-gui Basin During the Early and Middle Permian, South China

  • Shi YukunEmail author
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Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


The study of the diversification shallow-sea benthos as well as its coupled relationship to changes in sea level is important for revealing the effect of global environmental changes on biological evolution and for discovering the coevolution of life and environment during geological time. This paper makes a detailed analysis of the diversification of fusulinid fauna from the Dian-qian-gui Basin during the early to middle Permian. It also compares the diversification of fusulinids with relative sea-level changes over that interval. The results show that during the Asselian to Sakmarian stages of the early Permian, when relative sea level in the Dian-qian-gui district slowly rose, the number of fusulinid species increased rapidly. In contrast, during the Wordian Stage when sea level changed frequently, the number of fusulinid genera increased rapidly.


Dian-qian-gui Basin Fusulinid Permian Sea-level change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Earth Sciences and EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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