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The Triassic Timescale

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 334

By: SG Lucas (Editor)

514 pages, illustrations, maps

Geological Society

Hardback | Apr 2010 | #206349 | ISBN-13: 9781862392960
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About this book

The Mesozoic Era begins with the approximately 50-million-year-long Triassic Period, a major juncture in Earth history when the vast Pangaean supercontinent completed its assembly and began its fragmentation, and the global biota diversified and modernized after the end-Permian mass extinction, the most extensive biotic decimation of the Phanerozoic.

The temporal ordering of geological and biotic events during Triassic time thus is critical to the interpretation of some unique and pivotal events in Earth history. This temporal ordering is mostly based on the Triassic timescale, which has been developed and refined for nearly two centuries. The Triassic Timescale reviews the state of the art of the Triassic timescale and includes comprehensive analyses of Triassic radio-isotopic ages, magnetostratigraphy, isotope-based and cyclostratigraphic correlations and timescale -relevant marine and non-marine biostratigraphy.


Contents

LUCAS, S. G. The Triassic timescale: an introduction

LUCAS, S. G. The Triassic chronostratigraphic scale: history and status

MUNDIL, R., PÁLFY, J., RENNE, P. R. & BRACK, P. The Triassic timescale: new constraints
and a review of geochronological data

HOUNSLOW, M.W. & MUTTONI, G. The geomagnetic polarity timescale for the
Triassic: linkage to stage boundary definitions

TANNER, L. H. The Triassic isotope record

TANNER, L. H. Cyclostratigraphic record of the Triassic: a critical examination

ORCHARD, M. J. Triassic conodonts and their role in stage boundary definition

O’DOGHERTY, L., CARTER, E. S., GORICAN, S. & DUMITRICA, P. Triassic radiolarian
biostratigraphy

MCROBERTS, C. A. Biochronology of Triassic bivalves

BALINI, M., LUCAS, S. G., JENKS, J. F. & SPIELMANN, J. A. Triassic ammonoid
biostratigraphy: an overview

KÜRSCHNER, W. M. & WALDEMAAR HERNGREEN, G. F. Triassic palynology of central and
northwestern Europe: a review of palynofloral diversity patterns and biostratigraphic subdivisions

CIRILLI, S. Upper Triassic–lowermost Jurassic palynology and palynostratigraphy: a review

KOZUR, H.W. & WEEMS, R. E. The biostratigraphic importance of conchostracans in the
continental Triassic of the northern hemisphere

KLEIN, H.& LUCAS, S. G. Tetrapod footprints – their use in biostratigraphy and biochronology
of the Triassic

LUCAS, S. G. The Triassic timescale based on nonmarine tetrapod biostratigraphy and
biochronology

Index


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