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Biostratigraphy and the new paleontology

Keith Preston Young
Biostratigraphy and the new paleontology
Journal of Paleontology (1960) 34 (2): 347-358


The increasing acceptance of the concept of a species varying in time, comparable to the geographic variation of species, alters the entire nomenclatural basis of biostratigraphy. Biostratigraphers must reorient their basic concepts to those of correlating samples from supplies that represent some unknown segments of the biological continuum. Biostratigraphers cannot continue to use taxa (species of the "New Paleontology" for smaller biostratigraphical units because they are not sufficiently refined to meet the need for detail in modern and future stratigraphy.

ISSN: 0022-3360
EISSN: 1937-2337
Serial Title: Journal of Paleontology
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Biostratigraphy and the new paleontology
Pages: 347-358
Published: 1960
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1960-006278
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1960
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