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The Nanpanjiang Basin (NPJB) is a large, complex basin within the south China plate bordered by Precambrian uplifts on the northeast, southeast, and west and by a Triassic suture zone to the south. During the Permian and Triassic, the NPJB formed an embayment in the Yangtze Platform (YP) and contained several isolated carbonate platforms (IPs), including the Great Bank of Guizhou (GBG) and the Chongzuo–Pinnguo Platform.

The NPJB presents an exceptional natural laboratory for evaluating controls on carbonate platform margin and slope architecture. Multiple twodimensional transects through the YP and IPs provide exposure along spatial and temporal gradients in...

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