Albian (~ 112 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
alb
CMYK Color
20 / 0 / 40 / 0
RGB color
R: 204 G: 234 B: 151
Rank
chronostratigraphic Stage
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid formal name
SCS note
-
SCS date
-
Comment
Formerly part of the disused «Middle Cretaceous».

Nomenclature

German
Albien (CH ; DE/AT: Alb, Albium)
French
Albien
Italian
Albiano
English
Albian (~ 112 Ma)
Origin of the Name

Named after the Aube region (France).

Historical Variants
Albien (d'Orbigny 1842, Sornay et al. 1957), 27e Etage = Albien (Greppin 1866), Gault auct.
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
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Components

Lithological content
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Mineral content
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Fossil content
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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
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Albian
Note about top
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Age at base
Albian
Note about base
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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
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Time Scale
  • Paratethys
  • Mammal stages
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
d'Orbigny A. (1842): Paléontologie française - Terrains crétacés - II. Gastropodes.
Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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  • Vraconnien

    Origin of the Name
    La Vraconnaz = La Vraconne (VD), Saint-Croix
    Rank
    chronostratigraphy
    Status
    obsolete term (disused)
    Valid name
    In Short
    Local chronostratigraphic subdivision corresponding to the late Albian (and earliest Cenomanian).
    Age
    Latest Albian - Latest Albian
    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
    -
    Type area
    -
    Comment
    -