Capitanian (middle Permian) mass extinction and recovery in western Tethys

A fossil, facies, and δ 13C study from Hungary and Hydra island (Greece)

Paul B. Wignall, David P G Bond, J. Haas, Wei Wang, Haishui Jiang, Xulong Lai, Demir Altiner, Stphanie Védrine, Kinga Hips, Norbert Zajzon, Yadong Sun, Robert J. Newton

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The Capitanian (middle Permian) extinction and recovery event is examined in carbonate platform settings from western Tethys (Hungary and Hydra, Greece). The age model for these sections is poorly resolved and we have constructed a δ 13C chemostratigraphic correlation scheme, supported by conodont and foraminifer data, which attempts correlation with the well-dated events in China. This reveals the timing of events was similar in all Tethyan regions: extinction losses in the middle of the Capitanian produced late Capitanian assemblages in Hungary and Hydra with a distinctive late Permian character (for example, they lack large fusulinaceans). There is no evidence for an extinction event at the end of the Guadalupian (Capitanian) suggesting that previous claims for an end-Guadalupian mass extinction are based on poorly dated records of a mid-Capitanian event. Base level was stable through much of the middlelate Permian transition with the exception of a major regression within the Capitanian Stage. The subsequent transgression established widespread shallow-water carbonate deposition, such as the Episkopi Formation in Hydra and the Nagyvisny Limestone Formation in Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-89
Number of pages12
JournalPalaios
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Guadalupian
Permian
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foraminifera
transgressive segregation
shallow water
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Capitanian (middle Permian) mass extinction and recovery in western Tethys : A fossil, facies, and δ 13C study from Hungary and Hydra island (Greece). / Wignall, Paul B.; Bond, David P G; Haas, J.; Wang, Wei; Jiang, Haishui; Lai, Xulong; Altiner, Demir; Védrine, Stphanie; Hips, Kinga; Zajzon, Norbert; Sun, Yadong; Newton, Robert J.

In: Palaios, Vol. 27, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 78-89.

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Wignall, PB, Bond, DPG, Haas, J, Wang, W, Jiang, H, Lai, X, Altiner, D, Védrine, S, Hips, K, Zajzon, N, Sun, Y & Newton, RJ 2012, 'Capitanian (middle Permian) mass extinction and recovery in western Tethys: A fossil, facies, and δ 13C study from Hungary and Hydra island (Greece)', Palaios, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 78-89. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2011.p11-058r
Wignall, Paul B. ; Bond, David P G ; Haas, J. ; Wang, Wei ; Jiang, Haishui ; Lai, Xulong ; Altiner, Demir ; Védrine, Stphanie ; Hips, Kinga ; Zajzon, Norbert ; Sun, Yadong ; Newton, Robert J. / Capitanian (middle Permian) mass extinction and recovery in western Tethys : A fossil, facies, and δ 13C study from Hungary and Hydra island (Greece). In: Palaios. 2012 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 78-89.
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