About this Research Topic
Paleogeography, paleoclimatology, and paleontology are three important research fields that are all on account of scientific clues from sedimentary successions, enabling synthesizing a complete dataset that would deepen our understanding of the Tethys realm evolution from Proto- to Paleo-Tethys, closure of which constructed the present Eurasian plate. This entails more in-depth studies in comparison with endemic faunas, regional climate, and paleoenvironment within the Tethys realm. In the Tethys realm, a series of ocean branches closure occurred, and intensely influenced geodynamic, depositional, and paleoclimatic settings of diverse portions along the Tethys Ocean. In this regard, it is of great interest and necessity to further investigate the paleogeography of the complex Tethys Ocean, with a strong focus on the paleogeographic evolution of both intracontinental and marine basins.
This Research Topic aims to bring together studies to address the geology of the Tethys realm from a variety of localities. We welcome the following submissions for potential publication that include, but are not limited to:
• The geology of the eastern Tethys realm covering Turkey-Arabia, India, and China
• The geology of the western Tethys realm covering Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and Romania
• The evolution of the middle segment of the Tethys realm underlining Late Paleozoic Paleoclimate and Paleontology in Oman and Turkey
• The paleogeographic, paleoclimatic and paleontological environment of the evolving eastern Tethys realm
• The Paleozoic to Triassic marine and continental basins in the North China Block, South Qilian Neritic Basin, Qinling Orogen, and South China Block
Keywords: Tethys, paleogeography, paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, sedimentary successions, landmasses
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