Correlating Cores to Jehol Dinosaur Localities – #365papers – 2017 – 24

#365papers for January 24, 2017

Wang, Olsen, Sha, Yao, Liao, Pan, Kinney, Zhang, and Rao, 2016, Stratigraphy, correlation, depositional environments, and cyclicity of the Early Cretaceous Yixian and ?Jurassic-Cretaceous Tuchengzi formations in the Sihetun area (NE China) based on three continuous cores: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, v. 464, p. 110-133.

What’s it about?

This paper is about correlating rock units known from cores with surface outcrops full of important dinosaur fossils (the Jehol biota).

Why does it matter?

With this new correlation, not only can the more exact age relationships among outcrops be determined, it is also possible to better understand the climate and environment in which the dinosaurs lived.

Why did I read this?

My original motivation was to find a good paper about correlation for my paleontology course. This one involves correlating rock units that yield an important dinosaur locality, the Jehol Biota. This paper got used in my class.

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