New Zealand Stratigraphic Lexicon

The New Zealand Stratigraphic Lexicon (StratLex) is one of the “Nationally Significant” collections and databases recognised by the New Zealand government. It is a comprehensive database of formally named rock units from New Zealand and its offshore islands (including the Kermadec, Chatham and Subantarctic Island groups, but excluding the Ross Dependency, Antarctica). It includes biostratigraphic, chronostratigraphic, tectonostratigraphic, and miscellaneous informal names as well as conventional lithostratigraphic units. The database includes names of rock units with synonyms, hierarchical position, locality, geological age, and bibliography of significant articles. Access is available online from the GNS Science web site. DOI: 10.21420/endg-h453 Cite as: GNS Science. (1996). New Zealand Stratigraphic Lexicon. GNS Science.
Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: stratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, Paleozoic, Precambrian, Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Three Kings Islands, Stewart Island, biostratigraphy, tectonostratigraphy, rock units, geologic age, New Zealand, Subantartic Islands, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands
Data Quality
Parameter Score Description
Accessible (AC) Medium Data are accessible via personal contact or intermediate application
Common Format (CF) Poor Data are in a format that requires software that is not readily available
Data Lineage Statement (DL) Good Data are well described in terms of their origins, modifications and processing history
Data Quality Statement (DQ) Good Data are well described in terms of their content quality, completeness and consistency
Governance (GO) Good The contributing organisation (CRI) has ownership or recognised stewardship of the data
Identifiers (ID) Good Both metadata and the data are described with a unique identifier
Terms of use (TU) Poor A data licence does not exist nor conditions of use explained
Last Updated (LU) Medium The last updated statement is ambiguous