Research Updates (till end of Dec. 2020)

Updatetime: 2021-02-09 Editor : trace fossils;the end-Permian mass extinction

Mouthpart homologies and life habits of Mesozoic long-proboscid scorpionflies. (Science Advances.

Qaidam Basin leaf fossils show northeastern Tibet was high, wet and cool in the early Oligocene. (Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Middle Permian fusulines from the Thitsipin Formation of Shan State, Myanmar and their palaeobiogeographical and palaeogeographical implications. (Papers in Palaeontology,

Recovery of lacustrine ecosystems after the end-Permian mass extinction. (Geology,

Morphology, nomenclature and potential paleophytogeographic implication of Demersatheca contigua (Zosterophyllopsida) from the Lower Devonian of Yunnan and Guangxi, southwestern China. (Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

Microbial reefs in eastern Yangtze Platform, South China Block: the last golden age of stromatolites in the Ordovician. (Facies.

Constraining the biotic transitions across the end-Ordovician mass extinction in South China: Bio- and chemostratigraphy of the Wulipo Formation in the Meitan area of northern Guizhou. (Geological Journal.

Latest Ordovician graptolites from the Mandalay Region, Myanmar. (Palaeoworld.

Frullania partita sp. nov. (Frullaniaceae, Porellales), a new leafy liverwort from the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar. (Cretaceous Research.

Oceanic redox evolution around the end-Permian mass extinction at Meishan, South China. (Paleogeogr. Paleoclimatol. Paleoecol.

Spatial variation in carbonate carbon isotope during the Cambrian SPICE event across the North China Platform. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and detrital zircon geochronology of Mesoproterozoic strata in the northern Helan Mountains, western margin of the North China Block. (Precambrian Research.

The latest Ordovician Hirnantia brachiopod Fauna of Myanmar: Significance of new data from the Mandalay Region. (Palaeoworld.

A latest Ordovician Hirnantia brachiopod fauna from western Yunnan, Southwest China and its paleobiogeographic significance. (Palaeoworld.

A nearshore Hirnantian brachiopod fauna from South China and its ecological significance. (Journal of Paleontology.

From shallow to deep-water: an ecological study of the Hirnantia brachiopod Fauna (Late Ordovician) and its global implications. (Lethaia.

Age constraint for an earliest Famennian forest and its implications for Frasnian-Famennian boundary in West Junggar, Northwest China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Polybessurus-like fossils as key contributors to Permian-Triassic boundary microbialites in South China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Deep-water dissolved iron cycling and reservoir size across the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition. (Chemical Geology.

An inter-comparison study of three stomatal-proxy methods for CO2 reconstruction applied to early Jurassic Ginkgoales plants. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

A Tale of Three Taphonomic Modes: The Ediacaran Fossil Flabellophyton Preserved in Limestone, Black Shale, and Sandstone. (Gondwana Research.

Developmental biology of Helicoforamina reveals holozoan affinity, cryptic diversity, and adaptation to heterogeneous environments in the early Ediacaran Weng’an biota (Sci. Adv.

Nucleus preservation in early Ediacaran Weng'an embryo-like fossils, experimental taphonomy of nuclei and implications for reading the eukaryote fossil record. (Interface Focus.

An assemblage of macroscopic and diversified carbonaceous compression fossils from the Tonian Shiwangzhuang Formation in western Shandong, North China. (Precambrian Research.

Middle-Late Jurassic fossils from northeastern China reveal morphological stasis in the catkin-yew. (National Science Review.

Structural colours in diverse Mesozoic insects. (Proc. R. Soc. B.

Giant cordaitalean trees in early Permian riparian canopies in North China: Evidence from anatomically preserved trunks in Yangquan, Shanxi Province. (Palaeoworld.

The youngest Ordovician (latest Katian) coral fauna from eastern Australia, in the uppermost Malachis Hill Formation of central New South Wales. (Alcheringa.

Trace fossils as proxy for biotic recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction: A critical review. (Earth-Science Reviews.

Infaunal response during the end-Permian mass extinction. (GSA Bulletin.

Stacked Parahaentzschelinia ichnofabrics from the Lower Permian of the southern Sydney Basin, southeastern Australia: Palaeoecologic and palaeoenvironmental significance. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

A New Species of Conifer Wood Brachyoxylon from South China and its Palaeoclimatic Implications. (Historical Biology.

Sinoceras chinense (Foord, 1888) in western Thailand: first identification outside China. (Palaeowolrd.

Palaeovegetation and palaeoclimate changes across the Triassic–Jurassic transition in the Sichuan Basin, China. (Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology.

The Jiwozhai patch reef: A palaeobiodiversity hotspot in middle Givetian (Devonian) of South China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

New biostratigraphic framework for the Triassic–Paleogene in the Neo-Tethys realm of southern Xizang (Tibet), China. (Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.

Specialized predation drives aberrant morphological integration and diversity in the earliest ants. (Current Biology.

Silurian conodont biostratigraphy of the Laojianshan section, Baoshan, Yunnan Province, SW China. (Geological Journal.

Occurrence of the hurdiid radiodont Cambroraster in the middle Cambrian (Wuliuan) Mantou Formation of North China. (Journal of Paleontology.

A new middle Cambrian radiodont from North China: implications for morphological disparity and spatial distribution of hurdiids. (Sun, Z.X., Zeng, H., Zhao, F.C.*, 2020. (Palaeogeography. Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology .

The Ediacaran frondose fossil Arborea from the Shibantan limestone of South China. (Journal of Paleontology.

Fossilized reproductive modes reveal a protistan affinity of Chitinozoa. (Geology.

Composition of middle-late Eocene salt lakes in the Jintan Basin of eastern China: Evidence of marine transgressions. (Marine and Petroleum Geology.

The latest Ordovician Hirnantian brachiopod faunas: New global insights. (Earth-Science Reviews.

A unique flower in Miocene amber sheds new light on the evolution of flowers, (Palaeoentomology.

Exceptional preservation of reproductive organs and giant sperm in Cretaceous ostracods. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Paleo-environmental changes during the Middle–Late Ordovician transition on the Yangtze Platform, South China and their ecological implications. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. https:/

Raman Spectroscopy and structural heterogeneity of carbonaceous material in Proterozoic organic-walled microfossils in the North China Craton. (Precambrian Research.

Microfossils from the Paleoproterozoic Hutuo Group, Shanxi, North China: Early evidence for eukaryotic metabolism. (Precambrian Research.

Spatio-temporal distribution of Leclercqia (Lycopsida), with its new discovery from the Middle to Upper Devonian of Yunnan, South China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Evolution of the genus Cribroconcha (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in relationship to palaeoecological changes during the late Palaeozoic. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

A novel angiosperm including various parts from the Early Cretaceous sheds new light on flower evolution. (Historical Biology.

Progresses, problems and prospects: An overview of the Guadalupian Series of South China and North America. (Earth-Science Reviews.

Reinvestigation of the Wordian-base GSSP section, West Texas, USA. (Newsletters On Stratigraphy. 10.1127/nos/2020/0613)

First records of Early Permian conodonts from eastern Myanmar and implications of paleobiogeographic links to the Lhasa Block and northwestern Australia. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

An early Cambrian euarthropod with radiodont-like raptorial appendages. (Nature.

Differences in evaporite geochemistry of the greater Ordos Ordovician salt basin, China: evidence from the M56 submember of the Majiagou Formation. (Carbonates Evaporites.

A New Infructescence of Angiosperms from the Early Cretaceous of China. (Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition).

A new Choerospondias (Anacardiaceae) endocarp from the middle Miocene of Southeast China and its paleoecological implications. (Rewiew of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

A new middle Cambrian trilobite with a specialized cephalon from Shandong Province, North China. (Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.

Early Cambrian organophosphatic brachiopods from the Xinji Formation, at Shuiyu section, Shanxi Province, North China. (Palaeoworld.

Upper Visean (Mississippian) metazoan-microbial reefs from Guangxi, South China: Insights regarding into the recovered metazoan reefs reef recovery after the end-Devonian extinction. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

The longest delay: Re-emergence of coral reef ecosystems after the Late Devonian extinctions. (Earth-Science Reviews.

Earliest Carboniferous stromatolites from the Qianheishan Formation, Dashuigou section, northwestern China: Implications for microbial proliferation after the endDevonian mass extinction. (Geological Journal.

Bryozoans from the lower Silurian (Telychian) Hanchiatien Formation from southern Chongqing, South China. (Journal of Paleontology.

Environmental changes revealed by Lower–Middle Ordovician deeper-water marine red beds from the marginal Yangtze Platform, South China: Links to biodiversification. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Fleas are parasitic scorpionflies. (Palaeoentomology.

A status report on a section-based stratigraphic and palaeontological database – the Geobiodiversity Database. (Earth System Science Data.

Synthesis of a chrono- and biostratigraphical framework for the Lower Cretaceous of Jiuquan, NW China: implications for major evolutionary events. (Earth-Science Reviews.