Research Updates (till the end of Dec. 2019)

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

Palynofloral evolution on the northern margin of the Indian Plate, southern Xizang, China during the Cretaceous Period and its phytogeographic significance. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Response of Ostracods (Crustacea) to the Devonian F—F event: Evidence from the Yangdi and Nandong sections in Guangxi, South China. (Global and Planetary Change.

New record of organic-walled, morphologically distinct microfossils from the late Paleoproterozoic Changcheng Group in the Yanshan Range, North China. (Precambrian Research.

Acanthomorphic acritarchs from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation at Zhangcunping in South China, with implications for the evolution of early Ediacaran eukaryotes. (Precambrian Research.

Repositioning the Great Unconformity at the southeastern margin of the North China Craton. (Precambrian Research.

A mid-Cretaceous tree fern of Thyrsopteridaceae (Cyatheales) preserved in Myanmar amber. (Cretaceous Research.

Age constraints on a Neogene tropical rainforest in China and its relation to the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

The molecular evolution of feathers with direct evidence from fossils. (PNAS.

A specialized prey-capture apparatus in mid-Cretaceous rove beetles. (Current Biology.

Calibrating the terminations of Cryogenian global glaciations. (Geology.

Dynamic variation of Middle to Late Ordovician cephalopod provincialism in the northeastern peri-Gondwana region and its implications. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

The end-Ordovician mass extinction: A single-pulse event? (Earth-Science Reviews.

Three-dimensionally preserved stem-group hexactinellid sponge fossils from lower Cambrian (Stage 2) phosphorites of China. (PalZ.

Timing of Early and Middle Permian deglaciation of the southern hemisphere: Brachiopod-based 87Sr/86Sr calibration. (Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Late Anisian radiolarian assemblages from the Yarlung-Tsangpo Suture Zone in the Jinlu area, Zedong, southern Tibet: Implications for the evolution of Neotethys. (Island Arc.

Re-evaluation of the systematic position of the Jurassic–Early Cretaceous fern genus Coniopteris. (Cretaceous Research.

White-rotting fungus with clamp-connections in a coniferous wood from the Cretaceous of Heilongjiang Province, NE China. (Cretaceous Research,

Possible links between extreme oxygen perturbations and the Cambrian radiation of animals. (Nature Geoscience,

Changes of vegetation in southern China. (Science China Earth Sciences.

Glacio-eustasy and δ13C across the Mississippian–Pennsylvanian boundary in the eastern  Paleo-Tethys Ocean (South China): Implications for mid-Carboniferous  major glaciation. (Geological Journal.

Tree ring phototropism and implications for the rotation of the North China Block. (Scientific Reports.

Morphological variation suggests that chitinozoans may be fossils of individual microorganisms rather than metazoan eggs. (Proc. R. Soc. B.

Biostratigraphical and palaeogeographical implications of Early Cambrian hyoliths from the North China Platform. (Alcheringa.

Sexual dimorphism in mid-Cretaceous silvanid beetles from northern Myanmar (Coleoptera, Silvanidae, Brontinae). (Palaeoentomology.

 Shajia, a new genus of polyconitid rudist from the Langshan formation of the Lhasa  block, Tibet, and its palaeogeographical implications. (Cretaceous Research.

Unique Neoproterozoic carbon isotope excursions sustained by coupled evaporite dissolution and pyrite burial. (Nature Geoscience,

A middle Cambrian arthropod with chelicerae and proto-book gills. (Nature.

Pollen atlas for the selected subfamilies of Euphorbiaceae from southern China: a  complementary contribution to Quaternary pollen analysis. (Palynology.

A restudy of the Sandbian to Katian (Upper Ordovician) graptolites from the East Qilianshan (Chilianshan), Northwest China. (Journal of Palaeontology.

First occurrence of the Cambrian arthropod Sidneyia Walcott, 1911 outside of Laurentia. (Geological Magazine.

Surfing in and on microbial mats: Oxygen-related behavior of a terminal Ediacaran bilaterian animal. (Geology.

 Spiculogenesis and biomineralization in early sponge animals. (Nature Communications.


Periodic shell decollation as an ecology-driven strategy in the early Cambrian Cupitheca. (Palaeontology.

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

Lithofacies and glacio-tectonic deformation structures of the Tiesi'ao/Dongshanfeng Formation on the Yangtze Block, South China:  Implications for Sturtian Glaciation dynamics. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

An extremely brief end Ordovician mass extinction linked to abrupt onset of glaciation. (Solid Earth Sciences.

Calculation of salt basin depth using fluid inclusions in ha lite from the Ordovician Ordos Basin in China. (Geological Quarterly.

Spatial and temporal evolution of Ediacaran carbon and sulfur cycles in the Lower Yangtze Block, South China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Oldest known fossil of Rossellids (Hexactinellida, Porifera) from the Ordovician–Silurian transition of Anhui, South China. (Palaontologische Zeitschrift.

Filling a gap in the evolution of charophytes during the Turonian to Santonian: Implications for modern physiognomy. (Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology,

Fossil evidence reveals how plants responded to cooling during the Cretaceous-Paleogene transition. (BMC Plant Biology.

 First documentation of Llandovery (Silurian) conodont genus Astropentagnathus in China (Langao, Shaanxi Province) and the age of Baiyaya Formation. (Palaeoworld.