Palaeogene (~ 66 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/40/60/0
RGB color
R: 253 G: 154 B: 82
Rank
chronostratigraphic Period
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
Paläogen
French
Paléogène
Italian
Paleogene
English
Palaeogene (~ 66 Ma)
Origin of the Name
palaeos = ancient , genos = birth
Historical Variants
--- (Naumann 1866), Système éogène (Revil 1911), Tertiaire inférieur = Paléogène = Nummulitique (Gignoux & Moret 1944), Paléogène (Denizot et al. 1957), Alttertiär, älteres Tertiär
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
late Oligocene
Note about top
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Age at base
Danian
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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  • Oligocene (~34 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name
    oligos = peu , kaïno = récent
    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Epoch
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Rupelian - late Oligocene
    Thickness
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    Type area
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    Comment
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    • Chattian (~28 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Chatti tribe (Deutschland).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Oligocene - Oligocene
      Thickness
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      Type area
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      Comment
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    • Rupelian (~34 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Rupel river (Belgium).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      First stage of the Oligocene. Its definition was originally based on the Rupel Group.
      Age
      early Oligocene - early Oligocene
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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  • Eocene (~56 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name
    eos = aurore, début , kaïno = récent
    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Epoch
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Ypresian - Priabonian
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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    • Priabonian (~38 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the village of Priabona (Italia), Vicenza.

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      Last stage of the Eocene. Definition originally based on the «assises de la Granella», «groupe des couches à Orbitoides de Priabona» and «marnes de Brendola».
      Age
      late Eocene - late Eocene
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Southern Europe (Mesogea).
      Comment
      Formerly considered as equivalent to the Bartonian.
    • Bartonian (~41 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the village of Barton-on-Sea (Hampshire, UK).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      Second stage of the Middle Eocene. Its definition was originally based both on the Barton Beds (Hampshire) and the Sables d'Auvers-Beauchamp (Paris Basin).
      Age
      middle Eocene - middle Eocene
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Northern Europe, Paris Basin.
      Comment
      Encompassed initially the Priabonian (= ex Ludian) as well, and thus formed the Late Eocene. It is now attributed to the Middle Eocene, the Late Eocene corresponding only to the Priabonian.
      • Marinesian Show details

        Origin of the Name

        Named after the village of Marines (Val-d'Oise, France)

        Rank
        chronostratigraphic Substage
        Status
        local name (informal)
        Valid name
        In Short
        Second substage of the Bartonian in the Paris Basin. Original definition based on the «Sables de Marines». It corresponds to the Late Bartonian of the International Time Scale.
        Age
        Bartonian - Bartonian
        Thickness
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        Geographical extent
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        Type area
        Paris Basin (France)
        Comment
        Formerly constituted the Middle Bartonian, as the Ludian (= Priabonian) was still considered as part of the Bartonian.
      • Auversian Show details

        Origin of the Name

        Named after the town of Auvers-sur-Oise (Val d'Oise, France) ; le stratotype des sablières du Bois-le-Roi est en cours d'aménagement.

        Rank
        chronostratigraphic Substage
        Status
        local name (informal)
        Valid name
        In Short
        First substage of the Bartonian in the Paris Basin. It corresponds to the Early Bartonian of the International Time Scale.
        Age
        early Bartonian - early Bartonian
        Thickness
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        Geographical extent
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        Type area
        Paris Basin (France)
        Comment
        La formation des Sables d’Auvers(-Beauchamp) est typiquement grossière, à graviers, galets, débris de coquilles et fossiles roulés ; les stratifications obliques témoignent d’un dépôt peu profond en eaux agitées.
    • Lutetian (~48 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the town of Paris = Lutetia (France).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      Second stage of the Eocene.
      Age
      middle Eocene - middle Eocene
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Paris Basin (France)
      Comment
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    • Ypresian (~56 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the village of Ypres = Ieper(Belgium).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      First stage of the Eocene.
      Age
      early Eocene - early Eocene
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
      cf. Grube Messel (Deutschland)
      • Cuisian Show details

        Origin of the Name

        Named after the village of Cuise-la-Motte (Oise, France).

        Rank
        chronostratigraphic Substage
        Status
        local name (informal)
        Valid name
        In Short
        Last, informal substage of the Ypresian.
        Age
        late Ypresian - late Ypresian
        Thickness
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        Geographical extent
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        Type area
        Paris Basin (France)
        Comment
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      • Sparnacian Show details

        Origin of the Name

        Named after the town of Épernay = Sparnacum (Marne, France).

        Rank
        chronostratigraphic Substage
        Status
        local name (informal)
        Valid name
        In Short
        Early Ypresian of the Paris Basin.
        Age
        early Eocene - early Eocene
        Thickness
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        Geographical extent
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        Type area
        Paris Basin (France)
        Comment
        Synonym to the Ilerdian substage.
  • Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Show details

    Origin of the Name
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    Rank
    climato/palynostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Global thermal maximum marked by a strong negative anomaly in δ13C values at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary.
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  • Paleocene (~66 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    palaeos = ancient , eos = dawn, kaïno = recent (i.e. Palaeo-Eocene, see Pulvertaft 1999)

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    chronostratigraphic Epoch
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    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    • Thanetian (~59 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Isle of Thanet (Kent, UK).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      Last stage of the Paleocene.
      Age
      late Paleocene - late Paleocene
      Thickness
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    • Selandian (~62 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Zealand island (Denmark).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      middle Paleocene - middle Paleocene
      Thickness
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    • Danian (~ 66 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Latin name for Denmark.

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      First stage of the Paleocene (and hence of the Cenozoic as well).
      Age
      early Paleocene - early Paleocene
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Comment
      Originally considered as part of the Cretaceous (craie).