2012 Volume 121 Issue 3 Pages 570-578
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.