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Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System

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Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System. / Head, Martin J.; Pillans, Brad; Zalasiewicz, Jan A. et al.

In: Episodes, Vol. 44, No. 3, 09.2021, p. 241-247.

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Head, MJ, Pillans, B, Zalasiewicz, JA & the ICS Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy 2021, 'Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System', Episodes, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 241-247. https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2020/020084

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Head, M. J., Pillans, B., Zalasiewicz, J. A., & the ICS Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (2021). Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System. Episodes, 44(3), 241-247. https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2020/020084

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Head MJ, Pillans B, Zalasiewicz JA, the ICS Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy. 2021. Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System. Episodes. 44(3):241-247. https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2020/020084

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Head MJ, Pillans B, Zalasiewicz JA, the ICS Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy. Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System. Episodes. 2021 Sep;44(3):241-247. https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2020/020084

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Head, Martin J. ; Pillans, Brad ; Zalasiewicz, Jan A. et al. / Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System. In: Episodes. 2021 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 241-247.

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title = "Formal ratification of subseries for the Pleistocene Series of the Quaternary System",
abstract = "The Pleistocene Series/Epoch of the Quaternary System/Period has been divided unofficially into three subseries/subepochs since at least the 1870s. On 30th January, 2020, the Executive Committee of the International Union of Geological Sciences ratified two proposals approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy formalizing: 1) the Lower Pleistocene Subseries, comprising the Gelasian Stage and the superjacent Calabrian Stage, with a base defined by the GSSP for the Gelasian Stage, the Pleistocene Series, and the Quaternary System, and currently dated at 2.58 Ma; and 2) the term Upper Pleistocene, at the rank of subseries, with a base currently undefined but provisionally dated at ~129 ka. Defining the Upper Pleistocene Subseries and its corresponding stage with a GSSP is in progress. The Middle Pleistocene Subseries is defined by the recently ratified GSSP for the Chibanian Stage currently dated at 0.774 Ma. These ratifications complete the official division of the Pleistocene into three subseries/subepochs, in uniformity with the similarly subdivided Holocene Series/Epoch.",
author = "Head, {Martin J.} and Brad Pillans and Zalasiewicz, {Jan A.} and Brent Alloway and Beu, {Alan G.} and Cohen, {Kim M.} and Gibbard, {Philip L.} and Knudsen, {Karen Luise} and {van Kolfschoten}, Thijs and Fabrizio Lirer and Thomas Litt and Jaiqi Liu and Leszek Marks and Jerry McManus and Piotrowski, {Jan A.} and Matti R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Rasmussen, {Sune Olander} and Yoshiki Saito and Alexey Tesakov and Charles Turner and Mike Walker and Carde{\~n}a, {Caridad Zazo} and {the ICS Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy}",
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AU - Cohen, Kim M.

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AU - Knudsen, Karen Luise

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AU - Turner, Charles

AU - Walker, Mike

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