Carboniferous–Permian actinopterygian fishes of the continental basins of the Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic: an overview
Published:January 01, 2006
Stanislav Štamberg, 2006. "Carboniferous–Permian actinopterygian fishes of the continental basins of the Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic: an overview", Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology, Spencer G. Lucas, Giuseppe Cassinis, Joerg W. Schneider
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The actinopterygian fishes from the continental Westphalian to the Lower Permian basins in the Czech Republic are reviewed and compared with those of deposits of equivalent age in some central and western European Basins. Nine genera of actinopterygians belonging to eight families are known from the Westphalian-Stephanian sediments, and five genera belonging to four families are known from the Early Permian sediments of the Bohemian Massif. The new family Sceletophoridae is erected for the genus Sceletophorus from the Westphalian D. Very close relationships of the actinopterygian fauna between the Bohemian Massif and especially the basins of the French Massif Central are discussed.
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Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology
During the Permian, the single supercontinent Pangaea stretched from pole to pole. Early Permian glacial deposits are found in southern Gondwana. Along the sutures of Pangaea, mountain ranges towered over vast tropical lowlands. Interior areas included dry deserts where dune sands accumulated. Gypsum and halite beds document the evaporation of hot, shallow seas that formed the most extensive salt deposits in the geological record. The Permian period (251 to 299 Ma) encompasses nine ages (stages) arranged into three epochs (series). Most of the Permian marine timescale has been defined by global stratotype sections and points for the stage boundaries. This volume presents new data regarding the biostratigraphy and biochronology of the non-marine Permian and provides a basis for temporally ordering Permian geological and biotic history on land, and correlating that history to events in the marine realm.