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Article: Age constraints on a Neogene tropical rainforest in China and its relation to the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum

TitleAge constraints on a Neogene tropical rainforest in China and its relation to the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum
Authors
Keywords40Ar/39Ar dating
Ecosystems
Paleoclimate
Paleogeography
Amber
Issue Date2019
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/palaeo
Citation
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2019, v. 518, p. 82-88 How to Cite?
AbstractTropical rainforests have strongly influenced Earth systems throughout their evolutionary history. Plant taxa found in the Fotan Group of Fujian Province indicate that an Asian tropical rainforest prevailed in southeastern China during the Miocene. Abundant insect-bearing ambers co-occur with diagnostic plant fossils in outcrop. Fotan Group fossils demonstrate that highly diverse tropical ecosystems existed during the early Neogene in southeastern China. This study reports a robust 40Ar/39Ar age of 14.7 ± 0.4 Ma for the Fotan fossils. This age constrains interpretations of 1) when tropical rainforest ecosystems developed in China, 2) whether the Fotan flora temporally overlapped with the Asian tropical forest in India, and 3) whether the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum triggered expansion of tropical rainforests in Asia. A precise age for Fotan units provides important constraints on the biogeographic history of the field area and paleographic models linking Asian and Indian biota.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/272890
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 2.375
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.501

 

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dc.contributor.authorZheng, D-
dc.contributor.authorShi, G-
dc.contributor.authorHemming, SR-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, H-
dc.contributor.authorWang, W-
dc.contributor.authorWang, B-
dc.contributor.authorChang, SC-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-06T09:18:30Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-06T09:18:30Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2019, v. 518, p. 82-88-
dc.identifier.issn0031-0182-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/272890-
dc.description.abstractTropical rainforests have strongly influenced Earth systems throughout their evolutionary history. Plant taxa found in the Fotan Group of Fujian Province indicate that an Asian tropical rainforest prevailed in southeastern China during the Miocene. Abundant insect-bearing ambers co-occur with diagnostic plant fossils in outcrop. Fotan Group fossils demonstrate that highly diverse tropical ecosystems existed during the early Neogene in southeastern China. This study reports a robust 40Ar/39Ar age of 14.7 ± 0.4 Ma for the Fotan fossils. This age constrains interpretations of 1) when tropical rainforest ecosystems developed in China, 2) whether the Fotan flora temporally overlapped with the Asian tropical forest in India, and 3) whether the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum triggered expansion of tropical rainforests in Asia. A precise age for Fotan units provides important constraints on the biogeographic history of the field area and paleographic models linking Asian and Indian biota.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/palaeo-
dc.relation.ispartofPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology-
dc.subject40Ar/39Ar dating-
dc.subjectEcosystems-
dc.subjectPaleoclimate-
dc.subjectPaleogeography-
dc.subjectAmber-
dc.titleAge constraints on a Neogene tropical rainforest in China and its relation to the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailZheng, D: drzheng@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChang, SC: suchin@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChang, SC=rp01478-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.01.019-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85060130728-
dc.identifier.hkuros300575-
dc.identifier.volume518-
dc.identifier.spage82-
dc.identifier.epage88-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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