Abstract

INTRODUCTION

This is Number 9 of a series of correlation charts prepared by the Committee on Stratigraphy of the National Research Council, which will cover the post-Proterozoic sedimentary formations of North America. For general information about the project the reader is referred to the general introduction preceding this paper.

The senior author, Lloyd W. Stephenson, is responsible for that part of the chart treating of the Upper Cretaceous series in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain (exceptions noted below) and the Lower Cretaceous series of the North Atlantic Coastal Plain; with respect to the Upper Cretaceous his presentation is based largely on his personal knowledge of the paleontology and stratigraphy of the area, gained from field and laboratory studies ranging from reconnaissance to detailed; all published information has been considered, and much of it utilized, but it is not practicable to include a complete bibliography. References are given to papers . . .

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