Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Type Section

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2625

A type section is a typical section on which a new stratigraphic unit is established. The profile should have a considerable thickness, a complete outcrop, abundant fossils, clear top and bottom boundaries and well-defined relationships with the overlying and lower stratigraphic units. Its scientific significance is equivalent to that of a stratotype.

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