Late Pleistocene (126 ka)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0 / 5 / 15 / 0
RGB color
R: 255 G: 242 B: 211
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
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Nomenclature

German
Spätpleistozän
French
Pléistocène tardif
Italian
Tardo Pleistocene
English
Late Pleistocene (126 ka)
Origin of the Name
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Historical Variants
Jungpleistozän, Jung-Pleistozän
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
The base of the Late Pleistocene is defined at the base of the Eemian interglacial (Gibbard 2003, Gibbard & Cohen 2008), which approximately coincides with the basis of MIS 5e (MIS = Marine Isotope Stage). In Switzerland, it correlates to the base of the Gondiswil Interglacial.
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
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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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  • Younger Dryas Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the cold-climate wildflower Dryas octopetala Linnaeus.

    Rank
    climato/palynostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Cold floral stage at the end of the Late Pleistocene.
    Age
    Late Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Allerød Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the town of Allerød (Denmark).

    Rank
    climato/palynostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Warmer climatic oscillation of the late glacial Pleistocene, identified on the basis of pollen analysis.
    Age
    Late Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Scandinavia.
    Comment
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  • Older Dryas Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the cold-climate wildflower Dryas octopetala Linnaeus.

    Rank
    climato/palynostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Late Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Bølling Show details

    Origin of the Name
    série de tourbes découvertes au lac Bølling, dans le Jutland central
    Rank
    climato/palynostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Floral stage
    Age
    Late Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Oldest Dryas Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the cold-climate wildflower Dryas octopetala Linnaeus.

    Rank
    climato/palynostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
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    Age
    Late Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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  • Eemian Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the river Eem in the area of the city of Amersfoort (Netherlands).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphy
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Initial palynostratigraphic subdivision of the Late Pleistocene («Tarantian») of NW Europe, roughly corresponding to MIS-5e and to the Riss-Würm Interglacial.
    Age
    Late Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
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    Comment
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