stratotype

stratotype

[′strad·ə‚tīp]
(geology)
A specifically bounded type section of rock strata to which a time-stratigraphic unit is ascribed, ideally consisting of a complete and continuously exposed and deposited sequence of correlatable strata, and extending from a readily identifiable basal boundary to a readily identifiable top boundary.
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With the establishment of the GSSP (Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point) of the base of the Hettangian, and hence the Triassic-Jurassic boundary (Hillebrandt et al.
The Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Ordovician is currently nailed down in Newfoundland with Iapetognathus fluctivagus, just (hopefully) below the earliest graptolites.
The concept has even spawned a new journal (Geoheritage) from Springer that includes, within the spectrum of geoheritage, a range of topics including geodiversity, geosites, geoparks, stratotype conservation and management, scientific research, education, the promotion of the geosciences, materials, data, people important in the history of science, museums, collections, and all portable geoheritage.
We have used the magnetostratigraphic susceptibility technique to establish high resolution correlation among Paleocene/Eocene (P/E) boundary sequences in Egypt, Spain and the US with reference to the Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP), defining the base of the Eocene, located near Luxor in Egypt.
Mississippian (Chesterian) bivalves from the Pennsylvanian stratotype area in West Virginia and Virginia.
Isotopic 'events' in the GRIP ice core: A stratotype for the Late Pleistocene.
Systematics and phylogeny of the Late Osagean and Meramecian crinoids Platycrinites and Eucladocrinus from the Mississippian stratotype region.
The elements of the McDonnell Douglas logo were modernized, simplified and reproportioned, and then aligned with the Boeing Stratotype logo, which was created by company artists in the 1940s.
For example, the global stratotype of the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary at Mistaken Point in Newfoundland has had to be designated as an Ecological Reserve
Each global stage, on the other hand, is formally defined by its lower boundary as specified by its Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP).