Olenekian (~ 249 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
30 / 65 / 0 / 0
RGB color
R: 176 G: 81 B: 165
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
Before the subdivision in Olenekian and Induan became established, both stages formed the Scythian stage. It is sometimes divided into the Smithian and the Spathian substages.

Nomenclature

German
Olénékien
French
Olénékien
Italian
Olenekiano
English
Olenekian (~ 249 Ma)
Origin of the Name
Olenek = Olenyok River, N Siberian Russia
Historical Variants
Olenek, Olenekium (DE/AT)
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
Olenekian
Note about top
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Age at base
Olenekian
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

Applications
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  • Spathian

    Origin of the Name

    Leonard Frank Spath (1882-1957), British geologist and paleontologist.

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Substage
    Status
    local name (informal)
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
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    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Smithian

    Origin of the Name
    James Perrin Smith (1864-1931), US geologist and paleontologist.
    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Substage
    Status
    local name (informal)
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
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    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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