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The Carboniferous System In China

Zu-Qi, Zhang

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 18 Number 2 (1988), p. 51 - 73

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published: Feb 15, 1988

DOI: 10.1127/nos/18/1988/51

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According to the principle that the chronostratigraphic boundary of system level ought to be a natural boundary reflecting an important development stage of the earth, the bottoms of Gattendorfia Zone and Montiparus (or Obsoletes) Zone have been chosen respectively as the base and the top of the Carboniferous System. On the basis of the evolutionary stage of the organic world seen in the continuous marine sections and the features of regional geology in China, a new Carboniferous chronostratigraphic system in China has been proposed by the writer in this paper. The general characters of Carboniferous regional stratigraphy and geology in China, problems concerning stratigraphic regionalization, a sketch of lithofacies and paleogeography, and the outline of plate-tectonics have been discussed in the second part of this paper.