|WikiProject Geology||(Rated Template-class)|
The Quaternary Period is divided into Epochs and Ages, not Systems, Series and Stages. The rocks of the Cenozoic Erathem are divided into Systems, Series, and Stages.
Google Translation of a web page http://www.sankei.com/smp/life/news/171113/lif1711130023-s1.html in Japanese linked by User:John3825 to supposedly support their change of Ionian to Chibanian on 13 November 2017:
To the birth of "Chiba Era" in Earth history Japan's first geological age name, Italy breaks at the international judging Tivanian 2017.11.13 14: 01 update On the 13th, it was learned from a stake in the stakeholders that the age of about 770,000 to 126,000 years ago in the history of the earth was named "Tivanian" (Chiba Era). A Japanese research team aiming for naming, applying for a stratum of Chiba prefecture to the international conference as a reference base of this age, broke competing Italy in the primary examination. Also announce it in the week. If it is decided officially it will be a great achievement that the name of Japan will be attached to the geological age for the first time. The Japanese team and two Italian teams applied for the International Geological Science Federation in June each year, the stratum of the reference site, which is the international standard of this age. The working group composed of experts from each country examined and voted on the 10th of this month, Japan was selected as a candidate place with the support of more than 60% of the whole. Three further stages of examination are expected until the official approval expected in next year, but in the past the conclusion of the working group covered only the exceptional case, which was virtually settled. In Japan, the National Polar Research Institute and teams such as Ibaraki Univ. Apply for the stratum of Ichihara city, Chiba prefecture as the reference place. We advocated the age name of Tibanian meaning the Chiba era in Latin. Italy had applied for two southern strata, aiming at the age name of "Ionian".
This translation shows that only a recommendation of the working group has been approved. This is still unofficial until it has been ratified/approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) and International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Until that offical approval is agreed sometime in the future, any official change to Chibanian is speculation and premature. popflock.com resource is supposed to state facts not speculation about what may happen in the future. I recommend that User:John3825's edits about the change of name to Chibanian should be reverted (again). I have already reverted them once but User:John3825 applied his changes again. I will not get into an edit war. My comments also apply to User:John3825's edits about the Chibanian at Middle Pleistocene and Pleistocene. GeoWriter (talk) 17:12, 13 November 2017 (UTC)