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The standard succession of strata, selected from the rock successions within a particular locality (the type locality), that is designated and described as the standard type section for a particular chronostratigraphic or lithostratigraphic unit. The unit-stratotype provides the reference against which all other examples of that stratigraphic unit anywhere in the world may be examined and identified. See stratotype.

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