Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)
Online ISSN : 1884-0884
Print ISSN : 0022-135X
ISSN-L : 0022-135X
The 100s: Significant Exposures of the World (No. 8)
Meishan Sections in South China: The Witness of the Largest Biological Mass Extinction during the Phanerozoic
Shuzhong SHEN
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2012 Volume 121 Issue 3 Pages 570-578

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 Spetacular Permian–Triassic sequences are exposed in a series of quarries at Meishan, Zhejiang Province in Southeast China. The Meishan sections have become the most intensively-studied sections to unravel the patterns and causes of the end-Permian mass extinction. Section D is the unique section with two Global Stratotype Section and Points (GSSPs) formally ratified by International Union of Geosciences. The Meishan Geopark is established.

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