The Change of Using Stratigraphic Cenozoic Nomenclature in the Field of Stratigraphy in Recent Years

  • School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences,Nanjing University,Nanjing 210093,China

Received date: 2008-02-09

  Revised date: 2008-02-09

  Online published: 2009-09-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40871014;The Open Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology from the Institute of Earth Environment, CAS, No.SKLLQG0817;The Training Foundation of National Basis of Talents, No.J0630535;The University Doctoral Foundation, No.20050284011


With the further study on the Cenozoic stratum in the field of stratigraphy at home and abroad, the stratigraphic classification constantly has been updated by the international stratum field since 1996. Up to now, the status of the Quaternary period of the Cenozoic Era is uncertain in the International Stratigraphic Chart (ICS, 2008), which might include Pleistocene, and its age of the bottom limit can go back to about 2.6 MaB.P. Along with the higher international status of Chinese experts on Quaternary research, the advice on the stratigraphic classification of Cenozoic Era will become more and more important.

Cite this article

ZHU Cheng,HUANG Keng . The Change of Using Stratigraphic Cenozoic Nomenclature in the Field of Stratigraphy in Recent Years[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2009 , 64(9) : 1143 -1147 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200909012


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