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A warm-temperate forest of mixed coniferous type from the upper Pliocene Sanying Formation (southeastern edge of Tibetan Plateau) and its implications for palaeoecology and palaeoaltimetry
Corresponding AuthorHuang, Yong-Jiang(huangyongjiang@mail.kib.ac.cn) ; Zhou, Zhe-Kun(zhouzk@mail.kib.ac.cn)
Huang, Yong-Jiang1,2; Jia, Lin-Bo1; Su, Tao3; Zhu, Hai2,4; Momohara, Arata5; Gu, Zhi-Jia1; Zhou, Zhe-Kun1,3
2020-01-15
Source PublicationPALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY
ISSN0031-0182
Volume538Pages:11
AbstractConiferous forests represent one of the most important vegetation types in the southern Hengduan Mountains on southeastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, but their evolutionary history remains poorly understood. Here, we report an upper Pliocene charcoal assemblage from the Sanying Formation at Fudong in the Lanping Basin, which represents remains of a mixed coniferous forest. Taxonomic studies indicate that the charcoal assemblage is dominated by Pinus armandii with a subordinate component of Cupressoideae, a few other conifers (Abies, Picea, Tsuga) and some angiosperms (Quercus, Rhododendron, Rubus, Sambucus, Zanthoxylum, Aralia, Amaranthaceae, Polygonum, Carex). Based on the present-day climate association of P. armandii, we consider that the reconstructed mixed coniferous forest to be of warm-temperate affinity. Some altitudinal variation of plant communities likely existed, with cool-temperate elements (Abies, Picea) occurring in higher altitudes on the mountain slope, warm-temperate elements (P. armandii, Tsuga, Quercus, Rubus, Rhododendron, Sambucus) in mid-altitudes, and warm elements (Zanthoxylum, Aralia) in lower altitudes. Due to the occurrences of Abies and Picea, we infer the presence of mountains > 3000 m altitude near Fudong, which further constrains the timing of significant uplift prior to the late Pliocene. Together with fossil pollen data, our findings indicate that the southern Hengduan Mountains was increasingly dominated by conifers during the late Pliocene, particularly in its subalpine to alpine ecoregions, probably due to the progressive onset of cool and dry climates caused by regional uplift. Synthesising vegetation types, we conclude that the region showed large-scale vegetation zonation during this epoch, which generally ranged from evergreen broadleaved forests of warm affinity in the south to mixed coniferous forests of more temperate affinity in the north. The vegetation zonation can be interpreted as being shaped by large south-to-north altitudinal gradients due to uneven rates of uplift.
KeywordCharcoal Climate cooling Hengduan Mountains Mountain uplift Neogene Palaeoelevation Palaeovegetation
DOI10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109486
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordSOUTHWEST CHINA ; CUTICLE MICROMORPHOLOGY ; HENGDUAN MOUNTAINS ; FOSSIL ENDOCARPS ; SW CHINA ; YUNNAN ; CLIMATE ; UPLIFT ; MARGIN ; RECONSTRUCTION
Funding ProjectMajor Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China[31590820] ; Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China[31590823] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[U1502231] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31670216] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31700184] ; JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)[17F17094] ; JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)[19570083] ; Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences[163108] ; Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences[183132]
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000508751800032
Funding OrganizationMajor Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) ; Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
PublisherELSEVIER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/31446
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorHuang, Yong-Jiang; Zhou, Zhe-Kun
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, CAS Key Lab Plant Biodivers & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, CAS Key Lab Trop Forest Ecol, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Mengla 666303, Yunnan, Peoples R China
4.Shangrao Normal Univ, Coll Life Sci, Shangrao 334001, Jiangxi, Peoples R China
5.Chiba Univ, Grad Sch Hort, Chiba 2718510, Japan
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Huang, Yong-Jiang,Jia, Lin-Bo,Su, Tao,et al. A warm-temperate forest of mixed coniferous type from the upper Pliocene Sanying Formation (southeastern edge of Tibetan Plateau) and its implications for palaeoecology and palaeoaltimetry[J]. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,2020,538:11.
APA Huang, Yong-Jiang.,Jia, Lin-Bo.,Su, Tao.,Zhu, Hai.,Momohara, Arata.,...&Zhou, Zhe-Kun.(2020).A warm-temperate forest of mixed coniferous type from the upper Pliocene Sanying Formation (southeastern edge of Tibetan Plateau) and its implications for palaeoecology and palaeoaltimetry.PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,538,11.
MLA Huang, Yong-Jiang,et al."A warm-temperate forest of mixed coniferous type from the upper Pliocene Sanying Formation (southeastern edge of Tibetan Plateau) and its implications for palaeoecology and palaeoaltimetry".PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 538(2020):11.
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