Calcareous nannofossils from the Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary in the Western Tarim Basin South Xinjiang, China


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Author: Zhong Shilan
Language: Chinese with English summary
Published on: 1992-01

As a result of the eastward invasion of Tethys Sea owing to th sea floor spreading in the Early Cenomanian, a shallow gulf was formed in the western Tarim Basin. Since then, the gulf had undergone a development history alternatively occurring of a normal neritic environment with a littoral lagoon. At the end of Eocene the Indo-Pakistan Plate drifted northward so as to make the sea water retread completely from this area.
The marine Stata of the Late Cretaceous and the Early Tertiary, however, in which bearing very abundant many sorts of marine fossils, are widely distributed along the foot of Mt. Southern Tianshan, Mt. Kunlun, and Mazartag in the central Tarim basin.

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