North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature Note 69 – Application for addition of subseries/subepoch to the North American Stratigraphic Code

Stratigraphy
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Abstract

Consistency in stratigraphic nomenclature enables communication among scientists both regionally and globally, thus requiring the North American Stratigraphic Code, as presented by the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature, to follow international convention. The ratification of three subseries of the Holocene by the InternationalUnion of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in June 2018 warrants the integration of subseries among formal chronostratigraphic ranks in the Code. The purpose ofmaking subseries a formal rank is that it aligns the Code with the International StratigraphicGuide, and establishes the option of using the prefixes super- and sub- for other chronostratigraphic and geochronologic ranks. This is in accordance with the guiding principle of the Code to make it as consistent as possible with international usage and to foster innovations to meet the expanding and changing needs of earth scientists.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature Note 69 – Application for addition of subseries/subepoch to the North American Stratigraphic Code
Series title Stratigraphy
DOI 10.29041/strat.15.4.261-263
Volume 15
Issue 4
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Micropaleontology Press
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 261
Last page 263