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Triassic conodonts from Svalbard and their Boreal correlations.

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  • Hans Arne Nakrem
  • Mike J. Orchard
  • Wolfgang Weitschat
  • Mark W. Hounslow
  • Tyler W. Beatty
  • Atle Mork
Journal publication date12/2008
JournalPolar Research
Number of pages17
Original languageEnglish


Conodont faunas are described from Triassic sections of Svalbard, and their occurrences are locally correlated with established ammonoid zones. With a synthesis of previous conodont-based publications the current work presents a taxonomically up-to-date compilation of conodont data for the Triassic of Svalbard, and is herein used to construct a conodont-based biochronology indexed to the current lithostratigraphic nomenclature. Twenty-eight taxa spanning the earliest Griesbachian – earliest Carnian are presented in a range chart. The examined conodont faunas are correlated with well established conodont zonations of the Canadian Arctic, and in turn also form the basis for regional correlations.