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Geologic Unit: Guadalupian

Usage:

Guadalupian Epoch of Permian Period*
Guadalupian Series of Permian System*
(Called †Guadalupe Group (TX*) and †Guadalupe Series (NM*,TX*) in early reports.)


Geologic age:

Middle Permian (Guadalupian)*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type locality: south end of Guadalupe Mountains, El Paso Co., western TX (Girty, 1902; see also Adams and others, 1939).
Named from Guadalupe Point, southern end of Guadalupe Mountains, El Paso Co., western TX (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Cosmopolitan*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).