Early Pleistocene (2.58 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 255 G: 242 B: 183
Rank
chronostratigraphy
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
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SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Frühpleistozän
French
Pléistocène précoce
Italian
Primo Pleistocene
English
Early Pleistocene (2.58 Ma)
Origin of the Name
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Historical Variants
Altpleistozän, Alt-Pleistozän (Keller & Krayss 2010), Pléistocène ancien
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
The base of the Early Pleistocene (and base of the Quaternary) is defined at the Gauss-Matuyama paleomagnetic reversal, around 2.58 Ma.
Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Calabrian
Note about top
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Age at base
Gelasian
Note about base
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Dating method
The base of the Early Pleistocene (and base of the Quaternary) is defined at the Gauss-Matuyama paleomagnetic reversal, around 2.58 Ma, which also roughly corresponds to the onset of MIS-103.

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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  • Calabrian (1.80 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the Calabria region (Italy).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
    Second substage of the Early Pleistocene.
    Age
    Early Pleistocene - Early Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Calabria (Italy).
    Comment
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    • Sicilian Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after Sicilia (Italia).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Substage
      Status
      valid
      Valid name
      In Short
      Regional substage (= late Calabrian, Early Pleistocene) in Italy.
      Age
      Calabrian - Calabrian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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    • Emilian Show details

      Origin of the Name

      Named after the Emilia region (Italia).

      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Substage
      Status
      valid
      Valid name
      In Short
      Regional substage (= middle Calabrian, Early Pleistocene) in Italy.
      Age
      Calabrian - Calabrian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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    • Santernian Show details

      Origin of the Name
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      Rank
      chronostratigraphic Substage
      Status
      valid
      Valid name
      In Short
      Regional substage (= early Calabrian, Early Pleistocene) in Italy.
      Age
      Calabrian - Calabrian
      Thickness
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      Geographical extent
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      Type area
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      Comment
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  • Gelasian (2.58 Ma) Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the town of Gela (Italia), Sicilia.

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Stage
    Status
    valid formal name
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Early Pleistocene - Early Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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