The International Commission on Stratigraphy and the IUGS Executive Committee have recently approved a Global Standard Stratotype-section and Point (GSSP) defining the base of the second stage of the Furongian Series, Cambrian System. This stage is named the Jiangshanian Stage, after Jiangshan City, western Zhejiang Province, China, where the GSSP is located. The GSSP is exposed in a natural outcrop near Duibian Village. It is defined at the base of a limestone (wackestone) layer 108.12 m above the base of the Huayansi Formation in the Duibian B section, coinciding with the first appearance of the cosmopolitan agnostoid trilobite Agnostotes orientalis (base of the A. orientalis Zone). The GSSP is at a position of 28° 48.977´N latitude and 118º 36.887´E longitude. Secondary global markers at or near the base of the stage include the first appearance of the cosmopolitan polymerid trilobite Irvingella angustilimbata, which coincides with the FAD of the primary marker in the stratotype section, and near the end of a large positive carbon isotopic excursion (SPICE excursion). Faunal turnovers close to the base of the Jiangshanian Stage have been recognized as being at the base of the Iverian Stage in Australia, the Gonggrian Stage in Korea, and the Agnostotes orientalis– Irvingella perfecta Zone in Siberia, and near the base of the Aksayan Stage in Kazakhstan, the Sunwaptan Stage in Laurentia, and the Parabolina brevispina Zone in Baltica.
|Autori:||Peng S.; Babcock L. E.; Zuo J.; Zhu X.; Lin H.; Yang X.; Qi Y.; Bagnoli G.; Wang L.|
|Titolo:||Global Standard Stratotype-Section and Point (GSSP) for the Base of the Jiangshanian Stage (Cambrian: Furongian) at Duibian, Jiangshan, Zhejiang, Southeast China|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|