Biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy at the Devonian-Carboniferous transition in southern China (Hunan Province). Comparison with Southern Belgium
Hance, L. × Muchez, Philippe Coen, M. Fang, X.-S. Groessens, E. Hou, H. Poty, E. Steemans, Ph. Streel, M. Tan, Z. Tourneur, F. Van Steenwinkel, M. Xu, S.-C. #
Société Géologique de Belgique, Université de Liège
Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique vol:116 issue:2 pages:359-378
In southern China, the Devonian-Carboniferous transitional strata are well exposed in several sections representative of different sedimentary environments. The siliciclastic-carbonate deposits have been investigated in the Oujiachong, Malanbian and Sujiaping sections situated in central Hunan. The Devonian-Carboniferous boundary coincides with the boundary between the Menggongao and the overlying Malanbian Formation. Study of different fossil groups (conodonts, foraminifera, ostracods, spores, brachiopods, rugose and tabulate corals) gives coherent biostratigraphical results which form the framework for reconstruction of the sedimentological evolution. Strong similarities are observed with southern Belgium allowing biostratigraphical and sequence stratigraphical correlations between the two distant sedimentary basins.