The most primitive lower tetrapod fauna in China

  title={The most primitive lower tetrapod fauna in China},
  author={Jinling Li},
  journal={Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences},
  • Jinling Li
  • Published 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences
A comprehensive analysis of the fauna indicates that three vertebrate assemblage zones existed in the Upper Permian of China. Among them the Dashankou lower tetrapod fauna consisting mainly of therapsids is the most primitive and abundant one. It is more closely related to Zone II of Russia than to theEodicynodon Assemblage Zone of South Africa. Zone II of Russia in the Late Permian played a role of bridge for the dispersal of tetrapods from North America to South Africa and China at that time 
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