中国晚古生代古生物学与地层学研究历经几代人的努力已取得令人瞩目的成就。廖卓庭研究员将他的毕生精力献给了中国的地层古生物事业。在他近60年的职业生涯中, 足迹遍及神州大地, 研究涉及古生物学、古生态学、古生物地理学、生物地层学、构造地层学、及古生物地层学在油气和矿产资源调查中的应用等领域。他主要从事石炭–二叠纪腕足动物的研究, 建立了22个新属和172个新种; 为华南乃至全国的石炭–二叠纪腕足动物生物地层格架提供了良好的基础, 也为二叠–三叠系界线研究提供了宝贵的第一手腕足动物化石材料。他长期工作在艰苦的新疆及周边地区, 范围涵盖阿尔泰山、天山和昆仑山脉以及准噶尔、三塘湖、吐哈和塔里木盆地, 和同事们一起建立了新疆石炭–二叠系综合地层框架, 为新疆的油气和其他沉积矿产资源的勘探奠定了坚实基础。 本专辑收录了代表中国泥盆纪至三叠纪古生物学和地层学方面最新研究成果的研究论文13篇, 以纪念廖卓庭研究员为中国地层古生物事业做出的杰出贡献。
Through the efforts of several generations of the Chinese palaeontologists and stratigraphers, extraordinary progress has been made in the Late Paleozoic palaeontology and stratigraphy of China. Professor Liao Zhuoting, one of the pioneering palaeontologists, dedicated his lifetime to advancing the Chinese palaeontological and stratigraphical research. In his 60-year palaeontological career, Professor Liao worked on palaeontology and stratigraphy in almost all the regions across China. His research interests include palaeontology, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography, biostratigraphy, tectonostratigraphy, and their implications in mineral, oil and gas explorations. Professor Liao’s studies focus mainly on the Carboniferous and Permian brachiopod faunas. Together with his colleagues, Professor Liao has established 22 new genera and 172 new brachiopod species. His extensive research on the Carboniferous and Permian palaeontology and stratigraphy in South China and other regions in China, including documentation of a large number of brachiopod fossils, has provided abundant first-hand palaeontological data that help define the Global Stratotype of Section and Point for the Permian-Triassic boundary at the Meishan section of Changxing County, Zhejiang Province and demonstrate the extinction-survival-recovery pattern of brachiopod faunas over the P–Tr transition in later studies. Professor Liao dedicated his 35 years of efforts to the palaeontology and stratigraphy in the Altaid, Tianshan, and Kunlun mountains, as well as the Junggar, Santanghu, Tuha, and Tarim basins in Xinjiang Province, northwest China. He, together with his colleagues, established integrated stratigraphical frameworks for the Carboniferous and Permian rocks in Xinjiang, which provide a fundamental basis for mineral and hydrocarbon explorations in Xinjiang and adjacent regions, Central Asia. This special volume, consisting of 13 papers on the Devonian through Triassic palaeontology and stratigraphy of China, is a tribute to the achievements of Professor Liao Zhuoting.
中国科学院战略性先导科技专项(B 类) (XDB26000000)和国家自然科学基金(41630101, 41902023, 41902030)联合资助