Neoproterozoic (1000 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/30/70/0
RGB color
R: 254 G: 179 B: 66
Rank
chronostratigraphy
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Neoproterozoikum
French
Néoprotérozoïque
Italian
Neoproterozoico
English
Neoproterozoic (1000 Ma)
Origin of the Name
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Historical Variants
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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

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
Proterozoic
Note about top
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Age at base
Proterozoic
Note about base
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Dating method
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Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
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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
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Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

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  • Ediacaran (~ 635 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Ediacara Hills (South Australia).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Period
    Status
    valid
    Valid name
    In Short
    Last period of the Neoproterozoic (ca. 635-541 Ma), with a peculiar soft-bodied fauna.
    Age
    Neoproterozoic (= Late Proterozoic) - Neoproterozoic (= Late Proterozoic)
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Cryogenian (~ 720 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    From krýos and génesis (Greek), meaning "cold" resp. "birth".

    Rank
    chronostratigraphy
    Status
    valid
    Valid name
    In Short
    Middle period of the Neoproterozoic, characterised by cold climatic conditions («Snowball Earth» ; Sturtian and Marinoan glaciations). Its base has been defined chronometrically.
    Age
    Neoproterozoic (= Late Proterozoic) - Neoproterozoic (= Late Proterozoic)
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Tonian (1000 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    From tóno (Greek), meaning "stretch".

    Rank
    chronostratigraphy
    Status
    valid
    Valid name
    In Short
    First period of the Neoproterozoic. Its base has been defined chronometrically.
    Age
    Neoproterozoic (= Late Proterozoic) - Neoproterozoic (= Late Proterozoic)
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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