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Trace fossils as proxy for biotic recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction: A critical review
Luo, Mao1,2; Shi, G. R.3; Buatois, Luis A.4; Chen, Zhong-Qiang5
2020-04-01
Source PublicationEARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS
ISSN0012-8252
Volume203Pages:15
Abstract

Trace fossils represent records of the activity of both epifaunal and infaunal animals, providing significant information for a deeper understanding of Earth's past environments and ecosystems. Increasingly, more and more ichno-metrics (quantitative ichnological indicators) have been proposed and applied to critical geological intervals as a methodology to assess the mechanisms and timing of biotic recoveries following mass extinctions. However, detailed assessment of the robustness and the scope of their applications is needed before we place them on more solid theoretical grounds. This paper presents a critical review of a range of popularly used ichnological parameters, including ichnodiversity, bioturbation index, ichnofabric index, bedding plane bioturbation index, burrow size, complexity, tiering, key ichnotaxa and some new parameters (e.g., ichnodisparity) with respect to their applicability and relative robustness as proxies for assessing the pacing of marine ecosystem recovery following major biotic perturbations, with a particular reference to the end-Permian mass extinction event. A detailed summary of the significance and caveats of each parameter is also provided. We suggest that bedding plane bioturbation index remains to be explored to indicate recovery while ichnodisparity holds potential to assess biotic recovery in future studies. Key ichnotaxa (e.g., Rhizocorallium and Thalassinoides) that are produced by malacostracan crustaceans, among other organisms, can be reliable indicators of environmental stability and ecosystem recovery. Further, we propose that the overall low bioturbation intensities may have substantially influenced marine elemental cycling during the Permian-Triassic transition that led to a possible drawdown of sulfate concentration in the Early Triassic oceans through enhanced pyrite burial.

KeywordTrace fossil Ichnological parameter Ecosystem reconstruction End-Permian mass extinction Biotic recovery Early Triassic
DOI10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.103059
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordSOUTH CHINA IMPLICATIONS ; SEAWATER SULFATE CONCENTRATIONS ; CRETACEOUS-TERTIARY BOUNDARY ; NORTHERN PERTH BASIN ; TRIASSIC TRANSITION ; CARBONATE PLATFORM ; GUIZHOU PROVINCE ; ICHNOGENUS RHIZOCORALLIUM ; ICHNOFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES ; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Funding ProjectChina Scholarship Council ; School of Earth & Environment, University of Western Australia ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB26000000] ; CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program[2018-039] ; NSFC[41830323] ; NSFC[41930322] ; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS[QYZDY-SSWDQC023] ; Australian Research Council[ARC DP150100690]
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000529058200031
Funding OrganizationChina Scholarship Council ; School of Earth & Environment, University of Western Australia ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program ; NSFC ; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS ; Australian Research Council
PublisherELSEVIER
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/31876
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorLuo, Mao
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, 39 East Beijing Rd, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Life & Palaeoenvironm, 39 East Beijing Rd, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
3.Univ Wollongong, Sch Earth Atmospher & Life Sci, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
4.Univ Saskatchewan, Dept Geol Sci, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada
5.China Univ Geosci Wuhan, State Key Lab Biogeol & Environm Geol, Wuhan 430074, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Luo, Mao,Shi, G. R.,Buatois, Luis A.,et al. Trace fossils as proxy for biotic recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction: A critical review[J]. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS,2020,203:15.
APA Luo, Mao,Shi, G. R.,Buatois, Luis A.,&Chen, Zhong-Qiang.(2020).Trace fossils as proxy for biotic recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction: A critical review.EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS,203,15.
MLA Luo, Mao,et al."Trace fossils as proxy for biotic recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction: A critical review".EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 203(2020):15.
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