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A biochron (from the Greek bios, life; and khronos, time) is the length of time represented by a biostratigraphic zone. Biochrons are named after characteristic fossil organisms or taxa that characterise that interval in time.[1]


  1. ^ "Biochronology and biochron boundaries: A real dilemma or a false problem? An example based on the Pleistocene large mammalian faunas from Italy". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2017-05-10.