Pfänder-Schichten

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 255 G: 230 B: 180
Rank
lithostratigraphic Formation
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
informal term
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Pfänder-Schichten
French
Couches du Pfänder
Italian
Strati del Pfänder
English
Pfänder Beds
Origin of the Name

Gipfel des Pfänders (Vorarlberg, Österreich)

Historical Variants
Pfänderschichten, Pfändernagelfluh (Rollier 1904)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
Zyklische Abfolge von Nagelfluh, Sandstein und Tonmergel (vom Pfänder- und Hochgratfächer geschüttet).
Geomorphology
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Thickness
2'000 - 2'500 m

Components

Lithological content
  • sandstone (psammite, arenite) : grains 1/16 mm - 2 mm
  • marlstone
  • puddingstone
  • claystone : karbonatfrei
Mineral content
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Fossil content
  • gastropods
  • bivalves

Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
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Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
St-Gallen-Formation
Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
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Note about top
Unteres Badenium
Age at base
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Note about base
Karpatium
Dating method
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Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
Type locality
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Type profile
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Reference profiles
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Point of interest
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
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Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Molasse Basin
  • Oberrhein-Graben
    • Laufen basin
    • Ajoie gulf
  • Molasse of the Jura
    • Delémont basin
  • Plateau Molasse
  • Subalpine Molasse
  • Molasse alluvial fans
Metamorphism
non metamorphic
Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
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Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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