The Jurassic of the Circum-Pacific

The Jurassic of the Circum-Pacific

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In this work, 60 specialists come together to discuss the regional occurrences of Jurassic rocks. The tectonic setting, stratigraphical sequences, and fossil assemblages of Jurassic rocks are covered in detail; regional biozones based on palynonorphs, protistans, plants and invertebrates are defined, and super-regional standard zones based on ammonites are established. Numerous tables are used to document and illustrate intra- and inter-continental circum-Pacific correlations, and a large atlas illustrates more than 1,000 circum-Pacific index and guide fossils. Resulting from International Geological Correlation Programme Project 171, not only is this the first comprehensive synthesis of Jurassic geology and palaeontology, but it is in fact the only one of its kind for any geological system. This book will prove indispensable to academic geologists, palaeontologists and stratigraphers interested in the Jurassic period.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 277 b/w illus.
  • 1139242431
  • 9781139242431

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I. Time Scales: 1. Numerical time scale in 1989; 2. Magnetic polarity time scale; Part II. Circum-Pacific Base Map: 3. Reconstruction of the circum-Pacific region; Part III. Regional Geology and Stratigraphy: 4. Western Canada and United States; 5. Meso-America; 6. Western South America; 7. Australasia; 8. Indonesia; 9. Southeast Asia and Japan; 10. Eastern China; 11. Eastern Soviet Union; Part IV. Chronostratigraphy, Index and Guide Fossils: 12. Ammonite zones of the circum-Pacific region; 13. Palynomorphs in the circum-Pacific region; 14. Radiolarian biozones of North America and Japan; 15. Ostracods of western Canada; 16. Bivalve zones and assemblages of the circum-Pacific region; 17. Belemnites of the Southwest Pacific; Part V. Biogeography: 18. Macroflora of eastern Asia and other circum-Pacific regions; 19. Ostracods and foraminifers of western interior North America; 20. Ostracods of China; 21. Corals of the circum-Pacific region; 22. Brachiopods of the western Pacific; 23. Belemnites of the circum-Pacific region; 24. Ammonites of the circum-Pacific region; 25. Fish of the circum-Pacific region; 26. Marine reptiles of the circum-Pacific region; 27. Climate and oceanography of the Pacific region; Part VI. Atlas of Index and Guide Fossils.show more

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