Kimmeridgian (~ 155 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
kim
CMYK Color
20 / 0 / 0 / 0
RGB color
R: 204 G: 236 B: 244
Rank
chronostratigraphic Stage
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid formal name
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Kimméridgien (CH ; DE/AT: Kimmeridgium)
French
Kimméridgien
Italian
Kimmeridgiano
English
Kimmeridgian (~ 155 Ma)
Origin of the Name

Named after the town of Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast (UK). The Kimmeridge Clay Formation is the main oil source rock in the North Sea petroleum province.

Historical Variants
Kiméridgien (d'Orbigny 1849)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

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Description

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Components

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Hierarchy and succession

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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Kimmeridgian
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Age at base
Kimmeridgian
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Geography

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Paleogeography and tectonic

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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
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