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The search for a new Tournaisian-Visean boundary stratotype
Hance, L.; Brenckle, P.L.; Coen, M.; Hou, H.F.; Liao, Z.T.; Munchez, P.; Paproth, E.; Nicholas, T.P.; Riley, N.J.; Roberts, J.; Wu, X.H. (1997). The search for a new Tournaisian-Visean boundary stratotype. Episodes 20(3): 176-180
In: Episodes. International Union of Geological Sciences: Ottawa, Ont.. ISSN 0705-3797, more
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  • Hance, L.
  • Brenckle, P.L.
  • Coen, M.
  • Hou, H.F.
  • Liao, Z.T.
  • Munchez, P.
  • Paproth, E.
  • Nicholas, T.P.
  • Riley, N.J.
  • Roberts, J.
  • Wu, X.H.

    Recent work indicates that a new biostratigraphic criterion and a new stratotype are required to define the Tournaisian-Visean (T-V) boundary. Investigation of the T-V transition in Guangxi (South China) has provided data which give a new insight on the problem. The foraminifer Eoparastaffella provides a goon new criterion for the establishment of the T-V boundary, based on its evolutionary stages. The sequence stratigraphy of this interval may also play a part in the recognition of the boundary. The idea of a type basin rather than a type section is put forward in preference to a single section as a better way of understanding the transition.

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