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