Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol B (Biogeosciences) » B-PT Paleontology

[B-PT27] End-Proterozoic/Phanerozoic biodiversity change: extinction and radiation

Sun. May 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 104 (1F)

Convener:*Yukio Isozaki(Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Multi-disciplinary Sciences - General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo), Yusuke Sawaki(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Chair:Yusuke Sawaki(Tokyo Institute of Technology)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

[BPT27-05] Changes in biofacies and environments at the end-Gudalupian: response in mid-latitude

*Yukio ISOZAKI1, Ryutaro HAYASHI1, Tomomi KANI2 (1.University of Tokyo, 2.Kumamoto University)

Keywords:Permian, Capitanian, cooling, Sr isotope ratio, South Kitakami, shelf limestone

The Guadalupian-Lopingian boudnary (Permian) recorded the most significant environmental change in the Paleozoic on all aspects; i.e. major global cooling, biodiversity decline, ocean chemistry, and even geomagnetism. Previous studies focused mostly on the fossiliferous limetones deposited in low-latitude domains both in peri-Pangean shelves and mid-oceanic atoll complexes. In order to check the relevant environmental changes in mid-latitude, the Iwaizaki Limestone in the South Kitakami Blet, NE Japan, was analyzed in litho-, bio-, and isotope stratigraphy. In particular, the top part of the limestone, ca. 50 m-thick interval, recorded the collapse of a patch reef complex. Except the Capitanian fusulines from the basal part of this interval, most of the interval lacks index fossil. The present Sr isotope analysis newly identified the uniquely low Sr-ratio, as low as 0.7068, throughout the interval, confirming the Capitanian age. The collapse of reef occurred during the Capitanian in accordance with the Kamura cooling event, but probably much earlier than the low-latitude domains.