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The Persistence of Facies
The Fleeting Fossil
More Gaps than Record
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Ager algal mat Alpine Alps ammonite Apennines Atlantic Bajocian basins belt Bobonaro Bohemian Massif boundary brachiopods Cambrian catastrophic Cenomanian Chalk changes chapter cliffs climatic Coal Measures coast continental continents continuous sedimentation corals correlation defined diachronous early Carboniferous earth history eastern England episode escarpment Europe evidence evolution example extinctions fact faunas feet figure formation fossil record Frasnian Geol geological geologists geosynclinal Hercynian John Uzzell Edwards Jura Kimmeridgian late Devonian later layer lithology Lond Lower major marine Mediterranean Mesozoic miles Miocene mountains North America north-west northern obvious ocean ophiolites Ordovician orogeny palaeontologists Palaeozoic particular perhaps period Permian persistence of facies plate tectonics Precambrian preserved produced quartzites recent recognised reefs remarkable rocks Sandstone sedimentary seems Silurian southern Spain species stage strata stratigraphical column stratigraphical record stratotype subsidence thick Tithonian Trias Triassic troughs turbidity current uniformitarianism Upper Jurassic Urgonian limestone volcanic western widespread zone