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Insect biostratigraphy of the Euramerican continental Late Pennsylvanian and Early Permian

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Joerg W. Schneider
Joerg W. Schneider
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TU Bergakademie Freiberg
B.v. Cotta-Strasse 2, D-09596 Freiberg, Germany
schneidj@geo.tu-freiberg.de
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Ralf Werneburg
Ralf Werneburg
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Naturhistorisches Museum Schloss Bertholdsburg
Burgstrasse 6, D-98553 Schleusingen, Germany
museum.schleusingen@gmx.de
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Published:
January 01, 2006

Abstract

An insect zonation with a time resolution of 1.5–2 Ma for Late Pennsylvanian to Early Permian (Kasimovian to Artinskian) non-marine deposits is presented. The zonation is based on the directed morphogenetic evolution of colour pattern in the forewings of the blattid (cockroach) family Spiloblattinidae. This evolution is observed in lineages of succeeding species of three genera. All three genera are widely distributed in the palaeo-equatorial zone from Europe to North America, that is, in the Euramerican biota province. Increasing reports of spiloblattinid zone species in condont-bearing, interfingered marine/continental strata of North American Appalachian, Mid-Continent and West Texas basins could be the key to direct biostratigraphical correlations of pure continental profiles, as are present in the most parts of the Hercynides, to the global marine scale.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology

Spencer G. Lucas
Spencer G. Lucas
New Mexico Museum of Natural History, USA
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Giuseppe Cassinis
Giuseppe Cassinis
Universitfi di Pavia, Italy
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Joerg W. Schneider
Joerg W. Schneider
TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
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Geological Society of London
Volume
265
ISBN electronic:
9781862395138
Publication date:
January 01, 2006

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