The naming of the Permian System

@article{Benton2021TheNO,
  title={The naming of the Permian System},
  author={Michael J. Benton and Andrey G. Sennikov},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  year={2021},
  volume={179}
}
The naming of the Permian by Roderick Murchison in 1841 is well known. This is partly because he ‘completed’ the stratigraphic column at the system level, but also because of the exotic aspects of his extended fieldwork in remote parts of Russia and his reputed character. Here, we explore several debated and controversial aspects of this act, benefiting from access to documents and reports from Russian sources. Murchison or Sedgwick could have provided a name for the unnamed lower New Red… 

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