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The Triassic Timescale

Product Code: SP334
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S G Lucas
Publication Date: 23 June 2010
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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. This book 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.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-296-X
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-296-0
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 514
Weight: 1.34 kg


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and a review of geochronological data

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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

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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



Thomas Hofman

An excellent overview of the current research situation of Triassic stratigraphy. The whole book (514 pages), as well as each of the single contributions show the development of research from the 19th century up to the 21st century. The huge number of references will help researchers find easy access to literature. Congratulations to the team of contributors and to those whose works are cited within the references!

S. Crasquin

I recommend this book. It is extremely interesting for researchers interested in the stratigraph of the Triassic because it offers very synthetic articles. Many correlation tables are available in the articles.

Translated from Geochronique

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