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Jiang et al. 2003

Jiang, G., L.E. Sohl, and N. Christie-Blick, 2003: Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya (India) and Yangtze Block (South China): Paleogeographic implications. Geology, 31, 917-920, doi:10.1130/G19790.1.

Recent studies of terminal Neoproterozoic rocks (ca. 590-543 Ma) in the Lesser Himalaya of northwestern India and the Yangtze block (south China) reveal remarkably similar facies assemblages and carbonate platform architecture, with distinctive karstic unconformities at comparable stratigraphic levels. These similarities suggest that south China may have been located close to northwestern India during late Neoproterozoic time, an interpretation permitted by the available, yet sparse paleomagnetic data. Additional parallels in older rocks of both blocks — similar rift-related siliciclastic-volcanic successions overlying metamorphic basement, and comparable glaciogenic intervals of possibly Sturtian and Marinoan or Varanger age — suggest that this spatial relationship may have developed earlier in the Neoproterozoic. With the exception of basal Cambrian phosphorite and comparable small shelly fossils, stratigraphic contrasts between northern India and south China and increasing biogeographic affinity between south China and northwestern Australia suggest that south China may have migrated toward northwestern Australia during the Cambrian.

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@article{ji06000k,
  author={Jiang, G. and Sohl, L. E. and Christie-Blick, N.},
  title={Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya (India) and Yangtze Block (South China): Paleogeographic implications},
  year={2003},
  journal={Geology},
  volume={31},
  pages={917--920},
  doi={10.1130/G19790.1},
}

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AU  - Jiang, G.
AU  - Sohl, L. E.
AU  - Christie-Blick, N.
PY  - 2003
TI  - Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya (India) and Yangtze Block (South China): Paleogeographic implications
JA  - Geology
VL  - 31
SP  - 917
EP  - 920
DO  - 10.1130/G19790.1
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