New Stratigraphic Rank for the Carboniferous, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian in Kansas

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/cres.v0i256.11846

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Abstract

A new classification for the Carboniferous System/Period is formally adopted by the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), and Zeller (1968) is modified accordingly. The Carboniferous is the system/period between the Devonian and Permian, and the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian are subsystems/subperiods of the Carboniferous. The Mississippian is subdivided into Lower, Middle, and Upper Mississippian Series and the Pennsylvanian is subdivided into Lower, Middle, and Upper Pennsylvanian Series. Regional stage names remain unchanged.

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Published

2009-10-22