Examining the case for the use of the Tertiary as a formal period or informal unit

@article{Knox2012ExaminingTC,
  title={Examining the case for the use of the Tertiary as a formal period or informal unit},
  author={Robert Knox and Paul N. Pearson and Tiffany L. Barry and Daniel J. Condon and John C.W. Cope and Andrew Scott Gale and Philip L. Gibbard and Andrew C. Kerr and Mark W. Hounslow and John H Powell and Peter Franklin Rawson and A. Gilbert Smith and Colin N. Waters and Jan A. Zalasiewicz},
  journal={Scopus},
  year={2012},
  volume={123},
  pages={390-393}
}

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