Original paper

Computerized biostratigraphy

Martinotti, Guido Menahem; Boehm, Shoshana

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 20 Number 1 (1988), p. 7 - 19

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published: Dec 20, 1988

DOI: 10.1127/nos/20/1988/7

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A method for computerizing biostratigraphic data is proposed. Different distribution charts of fossils are plotted, with taxa listed either in the order originally established by user, or in order of first or last occurrence; the order is arranged automatically. The complete specification of the taxa, comprising the generic, specific and subspecific names of taxa, author name, year and even optional marks for notes, is transferred semiautomatically from a source file to the current database, and appears for the user's convenience in each processing step. The method also allows retrieving samples in which given concurrent taxa were found.