Carnian


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Carnian

[′kärn·ē·ən]
(geology)
Lower Upper Triassic geologic time. Also spelled Karnian.
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from the Anisian to Norian of Europe, the Anisian of the Middle East, and the Ladinian or Carnian of China (Wild 1973, 1980; Rieppel et al.
None of the identifiable tetrapod taxa from the Economy Member has been recorded from the overlying Evangeline Member of the Wolfville Formation, which has yielded at least one taxon (Metoposaurus bakeri) indicating a Carnian age (see below).
Metoposaurus bakeri itself is a faunal element of the Otischalkian, the oldest of the Late Triassic Land Vertebrate Faunachrons defined by Lucas (1998) in the American Southwest, and the only taxon that may be Carnian rather than Norian in age.
Spray and his colleagues suggest a tentative link between the impacts and an earlier wave of extinctions, which occurred at the boundary between the Carnian and Norian stages of the Triassic.
Nobody has suggested [the Carnian stage] goes to 214.
This fauna closely resembles the ostracode faunas from the Bluewater Creek Member of the Chinle Formation in New Mexico and the Monitor Butte Member of the Chinle Formation in Utah and is of late Carnian age.
This locality and nearby fossil veterbrate localities (Murry, 1989) in the Tecovas Formation are of late Carnian age (Murry, 1989; Lucas and Hunt, 1989).
The Tecovas Formation is considered to be late Carnian in age based on vertebrate fossil and palynological evidence (Chatterjee, 1986).
For at least the Carnian and early Norian, Whiteside et al.
It could be as old as Early to Middle Triassic or as young as early Carnian.
The dinosaur of the Petrified Forest is the first to be convincingly dated back to the time known as the Carnian stage of the Triassic period.
Palynomorphs from the upper part of the Echo Cove Formation are of Carnian (early Late Triassic) age (Wade et al.