Upcoming GTS 2012 presents major changes in the Triassic

Last week I participated in the FORCE meeting “Applications of biostratigraphy to the Norwegian Continental Shelf” in Stavanger, Norway. Besides many other interesting biostratigraphic talks, Felix Gradstein presented the upcoming 2012 edition of the Geologic Time Scale (GTS) (FORCE meeting abstracts, Gradstein et al., page 6).

Compared to the last GTS2004 there will be some remarkable changes, especially concerning the Triassic, where the ages of four Middle to Upper Triassic stages have changed between 6 and 12 million years.

The new GTS2012 will be published by Elsevier in mid 2012.

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