«Hipparionsande von Charmoille»

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Representation and status

Index
plH
CMYK Color
N/A
RGB color
R: 125 G: 125 B: 125
Rank
lithostratigraphic unit
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
incorrect term (disused)
SCS note
-
SCS date
-
Comment
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Nomenclature

German
«Hipparionsande von Charmoille»
French
«Sables à Hipparion de Charmoille»
Italian
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English
«Hipparion Sands of Charmoille»
Origin of the Name

Site fossilifère à Hipparion gracile (Kaup) = Hippotherium primigenium de Charmoille (JU)

Historical Variants
Vogesensanden von Charmoille (Schäfer 1961), Hipparionsande = Vogesensande, Hipparion-Sande von Charmoille, Hipparion sands (Trümpy et al. 1980), sables miocènes de Charmoille (Choffat & Becker 2016)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
ca. 20 m

Components

Lithological content
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Mineral content
-
Fossil content
  • mammals

Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
    -
Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
-
Lower boundary
Direkt auf "Rupélien" bis Mesozoikum.
Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Tortonian
Note about top
Unterpliocaen = Pontien
Age at base
Serravallian
Note about base
Unterpliocaen = Pontien
Dating method
Hipparion = Leitfossil des Pontien (Hummel 1914, Stehlin 1914, Trümpy et al. 1980), MN9 = ca. 11 Ma (Kälin 1997a, Choffat & Becker 2016) ; durch die Jurafaltung betroffen.

Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
Type locality
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
  • sedimentary
Conditions of formation
Steppe fauna
Sequence
-
Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Molasse of the Jura
  • Delémont basin
Metamorphism
non metamorphic
Metamorphic facies
-
Note on metamorphism
-

References

Definition
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Revision
(1980)

Fine-grained, yellow fluviatile sands, derived from the Vosges. Vertebrates comprise Hipparion, Dinotherium and other members of the "Pontian" (Late Miocene) steppe fauna. The Hipparion sands lie more or less conformably on Mesozoic to Oligocene formations and are definitely affected by the Jura folding.
Important publications

Material and varia

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