Sparnacian

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
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Rank
chronostratigraphic Substage
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
local name (informal)
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
Synonym to the Ilerdian substage.

Nomenclature

German
Sparnacien
French
Sparnacien
Italian
Sparnaciano
English
Sparnacian
Origin of the Name

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

Historical Variants
Sparnacien (Dollfus 1877, Denizot et al. 1957)
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
early Eocene
Note about top
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Age at base
early Eocene
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
Dollfus G. (1877): Terrains tertiaires dans le Bassin anglo-parisien. , Bull. Soc. géol. Normandie (1880)
Revision
Denizot G., ... (1957): Tertiaire (France, Belgique, Pays-Bas, Luxembourg). , Lexique stratigraphique international, vol. 1 Europe, Fasc. 4a VII
Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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