The history of exploration and stratigraphy of the Early to Middle Triassic vertebrate-bearing strata of Svalbard (Sassendalen Group, Spitsbergen)
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Original versionNorwegian Journal of Geology. 2018, 98 (2), 165-174. 10.17850/njg98-2-08
The palaeontology of the Lower to Middle Triassic succession in Spitsbergen has been studied for more than a century and a half. Our ability to properly interpret the evolutionary and ecological implications of the faunas requires precise stratigraphic control that has only recently become available. Within such a detailed stratigraphic framework, the Spitsbergen fossil material promises to contribute to our understanding of the faunal recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction.