Permian (298.90 +/-0.15 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
5 / 75 / 75 / 0 (Commission for the Geological Map of the World)
RGB color
R: 240 G: 64 B: 40
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
Perm
French
Permien
Italian
Permiano
English
Permian (298.90 +/-0.15 Ma)
Origin of the Name

Named after the former Perm Governorate (Russia).

Historical Variants
Perm
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
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Note about top
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Age at base
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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
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Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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Equivalency between the International Chronostratigraphic Chart and the NW-European subdivisions for the Permian.
Equivalency between the International Chronostratigraphic Chart and the NW-European subdivisions for the Permian.
  • Lopingian (~260 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the town of Leping = Loping (Jiangxi Province, China).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Epoch
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Wuchiapingian - Changhsingian
    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
    -
    Type area
    -
    Comment
    -
    • Changhsingian (~254 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name
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      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Changhsingian - Changhsingian
      Thickness
      -
      Geographical extent
      -
      Type area
      -
      Comment
      -
    • Wuchiapingian (~260 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name
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      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Wuchiapingian - Wuchiapingian
      Thickness
      -
      Geographical extent
      -
      Type area
      -
      Comment
      -
  • Guadalupian (~272 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Guadalupe Mountains (Texas, USA).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Epoch
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
    -
    Age
    Roadian - Capitanian
    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
    -
    • Capitanian (~265 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Capitan Reef in the Guadalupe Mountains (Texas, USA).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Capitanian - Capitanian
      Thickness
      -
      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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    • Wordian (~269 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Word Formation (Word Ranch, Glass Mountains) of the North American Permian Basin.

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Wordian - Wordian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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    • Roadian (~272 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Road Canyon Member of the Word Formation (Texas, USA).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Roadian - Roadian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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  • Cisuralian (~299 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Cisural Mountains (western, European part of the Ural Mountains).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Epoch
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
    -
    Age
    Asselian - Kungurian
    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Ural Mountains
    Comment
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    • Kungurian (~284 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the town of Kungur (Russia), near Perm.

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
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      Age
      Kungurian - Kungurian
      Thickness
      -
      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Ural Mountains
      Comment
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    • Artinskian (~290 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the town of Artinsk = Arti (Russia), S Perm.

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      Stage of the Early Permian.
      Age
      Artinskian - Artinskian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Ural Mountains
      Comment
      The Artinskian originally encompassed the Asselian and Sakmarian as well.
    • Sakmarian (~295 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Sakmara River (Russia).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      -
      Age
      Sakmarian - Sakmarian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Ural Mountains
      Comment
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    • Asselian (~299 Ma) Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Assel River, southern Ural Mountains (Kazakhstan / Bashkortostan).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Stage
      Status
      valid formal name
      Valid name
      In Short
      First stage of the Cisuralian and hence base of the Permian.
      Age
      Asselian - Asselian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
      Ural Mountains
      Comment
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