Early Cretaceous palynofloral provinces in China: western additions

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dc.contributor.author Li, Jianguo
dc.contributor.author Batten, David J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-16T10:01:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-16T10:01:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Li , J & Batten , D J 2011 , ' Early Cretaceous palynofloral provinces in China: western additions ' Island Arc , vol 20 , no. 1 , pp. 35-42 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1440-1738
dc.identifier.other PURE: 167670
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7075
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7075
dc.description Li, J., Batten, D. J. (2011). Early Cretaceous palynofloral provinces in China: western additions. Island Arc, 20 (1), 35-42. en
dc.description.abstract Two distinct palynofloral provinces have been recognized for the Early Cretaceous of western China, including Xizang (Tibet): one indicated by the presence of the cheirolepidiacean pollen grain Dicheiropollis and the other by abundant representatives of different gymnospermous pollen, especially Araucariacites and Callialasporites. The boundary between them coincides with the Yarlung Zangbo Suture. To the north of the suture, the Xizang-Tarim Dicheiropollis Province occupies a wide region from southern Xinjiang through the central and northern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau to the west of Yunnan. South of the suture, the Southern Xizang Araucariacites-Callialasporites Province appears to have affinities with the South Gondwanan (floral) Realm. Despite some similarities with the composition of assemblages from other palynofloral provinces, both are distinct and considered to reflect different climates. Hot arid to semi-arid conditions are indicated by the Dicheiropollis Province, whereas a more humid and somewhat cooler climate is suggested for the Araucariacites-Callialasporites Province. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Island Arc en
dc.subject Early Cretaceous en
dc.subject Gondwana en
dc.subject paleoclimate en
dc.subject palynofloral province en
dc.subject aplynofloral realm en
dc.subject Tethys en
dc.subject western China en
dc.title Early Cretaceous palynofloral provinces in China: western additions en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1738.2010.00715.x
dc.contributor.institution River Basin Dynamics and Hydrology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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