Ypresian (~56 Ma)

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
0/35/45/0
RGB color
R: 252 G: 167 B: 115
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
cf. Grube Messel (Deutschland)

Nomenclature

German
Yprésien
French
Yprésien
Italian
Ypresiano
English
Ypresian (~56 Ma)
Origin of the Name

Named after the village of Ypres = Ieper(Belgium).

Historical Variants
Yprésien (Dumont 1849), Ypresium, Ypres
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
strong negative anomaly in δ13C at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)
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
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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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  • Cuisian Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Named after the village of Cuise-la-Motte (Oise, France).

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Substage
    Status
    local name (informal)
    Valid name
    In Short
    Last, informal substage of the Ypresian.
    Age
    late Ypresian - late Ypresian
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Paris Basin (France)
    Comment
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  • Sparnacian Show details

    Origin of the Name

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

    Rank
    chronostratigraphic Substage
    Status
    local name (informal)
    Valid name
    In Short
    Early Ypresian of the Paris Basin.
    Age
    early Eocene - early Eocene
    Thickness
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    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Paris Basin (France)
    Comment
    Synonym to the Ilerdian substage.