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When and where did India and Asia collide
Timing of the collision between India and Asia is the key boundary condition in all models for the evolution of the Himalaya-Tibetan orogenic system. Thus it profoundly affects the interpretation ofExpand
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Gondwana to Asia: plate tectonics, paleogeography and the biological connectivity of the Indian sub-continent from the Middle Jurassic through latest Eocene (166-35 Ma)
Abstract Using the most up-to-the-date information available, we present a considerably revised plate tectonic and paleogeographic model for the Indian Ocean bordering continents, from Gondwana'sExpand
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Emeishan large igneous province, SW China
In recent years, there have been major advances in our understanding of the Emeishan large igneous province (LIP) of SW China following publication of a number of LIP-focused investigations of theExpand
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Volcanism, Mass Extinction, and Carbon Isotope Fluctuations in the Middle Permian of China
Middle Permian Extinction A major extinction in the Middle Permian 260 to 270 million years ago preceded the huge end-Permian extinction. Wignall et al. (p. 1179) present a detailed analysis of theExpand
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Origin and motion history of the Philippine Sea Plate
Abstract The Philippine Sea Plate is the one major plate whose Tertiary motion is poorly constrained and whose origin is problematical. Its southern boundary is the Sorong Fault system which is partExpand
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The Global Standard Stratotype-section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Eocene Series in the Dababiya section (Egypt)
1.58 m above the base of Section DBH in the Dababiya Quarry, on the east bank of the Nile River, about 35 km south of Luxor, Egypt. It is the base of Bed 1 of the Dababyia Quarry Beds of the ElExpand
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Mammalian biodiversity on Madagascar controlled by ocean currents
Madagascar hosts one of the world’s most unusual, endemic, diverse and threatened concentrations of fauna. To explain its unique, imbalanced biological diversity, G. G. Simpson proposed theExpand
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The Middle Permian (Capitanian) mass extinction on land and in the oceans
Abstract A Middle Permian mass extinction, first discovered in 1994, has become known as the “end-Guadalupian event” in the literature. However, recent studies of foraminifera- and brachiopod-rangeExpand
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Emeishan large igneous province (SW China) and the mantle-plume up-doming hypothesis
Abstract: The Middle Permian (c. 262 Ma) Emeishan Basalt Formation of SW China is a commonly cited example of a large igneous province (LIP) that formed as a result of a deep-mantle plume impingingExpand
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Exploring the combined role of eustasy and oceanic island thermal subsidence in shaping biodiversity on the Galápagos
Aim: We constructed a series of high-resolution palaeogeographical models for the Galapagos archipelago for the last 700 kyr, accommodating thermal subsidence of the islands, eustatic sea-levelExpand
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