Tithonian (~ 150 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
15 / 0 / 0 / 0
RGB color
R: 217 G: 241 B: 247
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
Tithonien (CH ; DE/AT: Tithon)
French
Tithonien
Italian
Titoniano
English
Tithonian (~ 150 Ma)
Origin of the Name

Named derived from the Greek mythology: Tithon was the son of Laomedon of Troy, who fell in love with Eos, Greek goddess of the dawn (thus prefiguring the Cretaceous system).

Historical Variants
Oppel 1865, Tithonique
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

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Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
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Components

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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
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Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Tithonian
Note about top
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Age at base
Tithonian
Note about base
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Dating method
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Geography

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Type locality
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Type profile
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Paleogeography and tectonic

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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Time Scale
  • Paratethys
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Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

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Material and varia

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