Clarification and Changes in Permian Stratigraphic Nomenclature in Kansas

Authors

  • Robert S. Sawin Kansas Geological Survey
  • Evan K. Franseen Kansas Geological Survey
  • Ronald R. West Emeritus Professor, Kansas State University
  • Greg A. Ludvigson Kansas Geological Survey
  • W. Lynn Watney Kansas Geological Survey

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https://doi.org/10.17161/cres.v0i254.11839

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Abstract

This paper outlines Permian nomenclature changes to Zeller (1968) that have been adopted by the Kansas Geological Survey. The Permian System/Period, Cisuralian Series/Epoch, and Asselian Stage/Age are established at the base of the Bennett Shale Member of the Red Eagle Limestone. Series/epoch names Wolfcampian, Leonardian, and Guadalupian are retained and usage of Gearyan, Cimarronian, and Custerian is abandoned. The repositioned Carboniferous-Permian boundary divides the Council Grove Group into Carboniferous (Upper Pennsylvanian Series/Epoch; Virgilian Stage/Age) and Permian (Wolfcampian Series/Epoch) segments.

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2008-09-25