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RE: New Geologic Epoch

> Could I add changing the Tithonian into the Portlandian, so there can be
> an actual type locality?

As a footnote (which I mention here out of historical interest, and not much 
else) the name 'Tithonian' has a surprisingly flowery origin.  It's derived 
from Greek mythology, with Tithonus being a Trojan prince who fell in love with 
Eos, the goddess of the dawn.  In a stratigraphical context, the Tithonian 
stage adjoins the dawn of the Cretaceous period.


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