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A formal time-stratigraphic unit used to specify strata equivalent in time span to a zone in another type of classification, for example, a biostratigraphic zone. Also known as chronostratigraphic zone.
The smallest subdivision of chronostratigraphic units, below stage, composed of rocks formed during a chron of geologic time.
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the zone of the general stratigraphic scale below the stage. A chronozone may be traced in rock strata of different lithological compositions, where the typical complex of fossil organisms may change considerably. It differs from the biostratigraphic zone, whose paleontological features remain constant. The term “chronozone” was introduced in 1961 by the Norwegian geologist G. Henningsmoen. (SeeSTRATIGRAPHY.)

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EMAUG119/7 (see [12]) from the Falciferum Chronozone of the Posidonia Shale Formation (lower Toarcian), Schwinz near Dobbertin, Germany.
In some layers, especially of the Early Pliensbachian Jamesoni Chronozone, the reworked hollow brachiopods contain crude oil, introduced during early diagenesis, before the internal pore space of the brachiopod was completely filled by the blocky generation of calcite.
Human response to climate during the Younger Dryas chronozone in central Alaska.
Eichenwalder waren in der subborealen Chronozone auf Saaremaa und dem Festland relativ verbreitet.
To determine the age of the sediments and the chronozone configuration in the deposit, radiocarbon ([sup.14]C) dating was used.
The high Pinks percentages and sometimes considerably younger than expected [sup.14]C age were the main reasons why in the 1960s and 1970s the Ancylus transgression was correlated with the Boreal chronozone (Kessel & Punning 1969a; Kessel & Raukas 1979).
It is recorded in the Turmiel Fm., occurring in the Tenuicostotum Chronozone, though several toxa can co-occur with the Assemblage 1 in the uppermost Spinatum Zone.
17) wrote: "The stage corresponds roughly to the Nemagraptus gracilis Chronozone. In terms of North Atlantic conodont succession the stage seems to correspond to the uppermost part of the Pygodus anserinus Zone, the Prioniodus variabilis (most part of the stage) and to the lowermost Prioniodus gerdae subzones of the Amorphognathus tvaerensis Zone (Mannil 1986)".
The AMS date (9620 [+ or -] 65 cal yr BP) from the organic-rich bed close to the calcareous gyttja lower limit corresponds to the Boreal chronozone and macroremains at 520 cm showed an age of 8400 cal yr BP (Table 2).
On the other hand, the record of scarce fragmentary ?resedimented representatives of Perisphinctes (Otosphinctes and Kranaosphinctes) might characterise the Paturattensis (= Vertebrale) Subchronozone of the Plicatilis Chronozone, which could presumably be the actual age of the bed (Melendez et al.
Lake Juusa pollen profile JU2 can be correlated with the Pre-Boreal Chronozone because of the decrease in the NAP pollen percentage and dominance of Betula in this zone.