354 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour tables
Darriwilian to Katian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China analyzes the significance of these exquisite, mostly pyritic, graptolites of the middle to late Ordovician period from North China and Tarim, China – locations that have developed the world's most complete successions of strata and fossil records.
Darriwilian to Katian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China provides the first systematic account of the renowned graptolite faunas, with over 100 species belonging to 45 genera and 15 families preserved in black shale and limestone, also presenting a comprehensive accounting of the graptolites during the critical transition from the middle to late Ordovician period with important data on new morphologies, the latest conventions in classification, diversity change and evolution, refined biostratigraphy divisions, and correlation with other major regions or continents.
Darriwilian to Katian (Ordovician) Graptolites from Northwest China provides a key resource for paleontologists, stratigraphic specialists, petroleum geologists, and graduate students in varying fields of geology.
Tarim and its peripheral regions
West marginal belt of North China platform
Graphic correlation and graptolite diversity analysis
Discussion on graptolite classification
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