427.4 ± 0.5 – 425.6 ± 0.9 Ma
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Paleogeography of the late Gorstian, 425 Ma
Name formalityFormal
Name ratified1980
Usage information
Celestial bodyEarth
Regional usageGlobal (ICS)
Time scale(s) usedICS Time Scale
Chronological unitAge
Stratigraphic unitStage
Time span formalityFormal
Lower boundary definitionFAD of the graptolite Saetograptus (Colonograptus) varians
Lower boundary GSSPPitch Coppice, Ludlow, U.K.
52°21′33″N 2°46′38″W / 52.3592°N 2.7772°W / 52.3592; -2.7772
GSSP ratified1980
Upper boundary definitionImprecise. Near FAD of the graptolite Saetograptus leintwardinensis
Upper boundary definition candidatesNone
Upper boundary GSSP candidate section(s)None
Upper boundary GSSPSunnyhill, Ludlow, England
52°21′33″N 2°46′38″W / 52.3592°N 2.7772°W / 52.3592; -2.7772
GSSP ratified1980

In the geologic timescale, the Gorstian is an age of the Ludlow Epoch of the Silurian Period of the Paleozoic Era of the Phanerozoic Eon that is comprehended between 427.4 ± 0.5 Ma and 425.6 ± 0.9 Ma (million years ago), approximately. The Gorstian Age succeeds the Homerian Age and precedes the Ludfordian Age. The age is named after Gorsty village southwest of Ludlow. The base of the age is marked by Graptolites tumescens and Graptolites incipiens. The type section is located in a quarry in the Elton Formation at Pitch Coppice, Shropshire, United Kingdom.

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