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Geology/stratigraphy/paleo Website - Macrostrat.org

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While doing some research on the web this morning, I ran across this website:

http://macrostrat.org/

Just poking around on this website for a while, it looks like it could become a valuable resource, at least for me. By clicking on the "Advanced Search" button, the following screen appears:

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Enter a group or formation name in the "Unit Name" block and click search pulls up this screen:

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Rather than entering a group/formation name, you can click on the "complete list" link next to the "Unit Name" block. This retrieves a list of all the group/formations they have in their database. When you click on one of the group/formations, it retrieves this screen that includes a chart at the bottom of the page that shows the "Hierarchy of Stratigraphic Nomenclature" that shows how the formation aligns in the group.

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The blue dots that appear on the map represent fossil collections that have been made from the formation/group, etc. Clicking on one of the blue dots links to the Paleobiology Database website (http://paleodb.geology.wisc.edu), which I assume most of you are aware of. Once there, you can review the list of taxon collected or the geology info, etc.

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Bullsnake

Nice!

Thanks for posting. I'll check this out more...maybe it will help my (slow) learning process. :)

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sward

Nice!

Thanks for posting. I'll check this out more...maybe it will help my (slow) learning process. :)

Your learning process can't be any slower than mine. The more I research and try to learn, the more I realize how much of a dummy I really am.

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Auspex

Wow...gold mine! Thanks!

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Ludwigia

Thanks very much! Looks quite useful.

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